Remember when the there were only a handful of Christmas perennials you had to watch on TV? Now you can get that special holiday glow all year round by uncorking one of the favorites below on video or DVD.Animaniacs: Helloooo Holidays
Rated: Not rated
Cast: Voices of Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille
Hands down, this is one of the funniest and most irreverent cartoons based on the antics of three inkblot siblings who've escaped from the Warner Bros. animation tower: Wakko, Yakko, and Dot. The Christmas episode serves up plenty of wacky, off-the-wall humor and riffs everything from "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to "A Christmas Carol." There are surprises, too. "A Gift of Gold" takes an existential look at the life of a piece of wrapping paper, from the store to one family's celebration.
What Parents Like: The humor is loaded with topical quips and one-liners. The gags include send-ups of studio heads, fruitcake, and Al Gore.
What Kids Like: Energetic, smart-alecky humor, including a musical performance of "Jingle Bells" belched onstage in formal attire.