Frosty, Grinch, and Rudolph
Rated: Not rated
Year: 1964, 1969, 1966
Cast: Voices of Burl Ives, Jimmy Durante, Boris Karloff
The arrival of this trio of TV specials every year is comparable to the coming of the Wise Men. A magician's hat blows away and lands on top of a snowman, bringing Frosty to life. After being rejected by the other reindeer for his glowing nose, Rudolph saves Christmas by allowing Santa to deliver presents during a blizzard. And Dr. Seuss draws a gimlet-eyed thief with the perfect cover: pretending to be Santa.
What Parents Like: Let Your Light Shine: It's your differences that make you unique. In the right circumstances, outcasts and misfits like Rudolph, Frosty, and even the Grinch can become heroes.
What Kids Like: Miracles happen. Rudolph saves the day, Frosty shows he has the white stuff, and even the smallest child will understand the transformation that takes place when the Grinch faces the tiny innocent, Cindy Lou Who.