The Late Movies: Vintage Christmas 'Toons
Take some time on this last weekend before Christmas to enjoy some holiday cartoons you might remember from your childhood. Or more likely, from your parents' or grandparents' childhoods!
Mickey Mouse throws a Christmas party for orphaned kittens left on his doorstep. From 1931.
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
A 1933 Merrie Melodies cartoon produced by Leon Schlesinger.
One of my favorites! Comic strip character The Little King invites a couple of unfortunate souls home with him for Christmas in this 1933 RKO production.
Popeye's not-so-Christmassy Christmas cartoon from 1933.
Christmas Comes But once a Year
A Max Fleischer cartoon from 1936.
Peace on Earth
An MGM antiwar short directed by Hugh Harman. Peace on Earth was nominated for an Oscar in 1939.
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
This cartoon version by Max Fleischer made its debut in 1947, then was released again in 1948 with the newly-written song added.
Pluto's Christmas Tree
In 1952, Mickey came home with not only a tree, but two chipmunks as well.
See also: The Late Movies: Vintage Christmas