What are the names of these old animated Xmas movies?
December 19, 2010 1:02 AM   Subscribe

Help me with any pieces of information about these 2 animated Christmas shows/films that have eluded me for over 2 decades.

The reason everything about them has remained a mystery to me is that I have very, very little info to go on other than some snippets of childhood memory.

The first was a Christmas special that aired on network tv in the late 1970s/early 80s.

It involved a bully with a switchblade that was actually just a comb. And a duck. I believe there was a duck. Oh, and aliens came down from space to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.

The second was a film that was shown on either HBO or Showtime in the early 80s.

Even less info about this one. Maybe Santa was kidnapped? It was kind of a darker tale. I remember vultures.

That's all I got.
Xmas aliens bless you if you can help.
posted by clarenceism to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: For the second one: Twice Upon a Time? It debuted in '83, was shown a few times on HBO, involved the kidnapping of the Santa-esque Greensleeves (the bearded guy in this fanart), and featured a villain whose minions were pet vultures.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:22 AM on December 19, 2010

Best answer: For the first one: A Cosmic Christmas?
posted by initapplette at 7:00 PM on December 19, 2010

Response by poster: you two have just ended DECADES of frustration.

i cannot even come close to expressing my monumental relief and gratitude.

i'm not even wistful that there are now no unanswered questions left in my childhood pop culture memory.
posted by clarenceism at 8:05 PM on December 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

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