Tag Archives: holiday specials

‘A Christmas Story’ (1972): Hanna-Barbera special is a sweet, nostalgic time capsule

Hey, listen, readers: if we have to change our name from DrunkTV to All Hanna-Barbera! All the Time!, we will, particularly with the insane number of hits we’ve been clocking lately off that brand.

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‘Yogi’s First Christmas’ (1980): A smarter-than-the-average holiday special

Last week, in a rather desperate bid to fend off my irate editor (his is a simple process:  no review from me…no booze for me), I fobbed off a quick look at 1982’s Hanna-Barbera animated holiday TV special, Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper.  Well, imagine our collective shock when 100s and 100s of readers clicked on it.  A veritable bonanza of eyeballs!  So…in an unashamedly naked, crass attempt to repeat that fluke, we’re offering up even more Jellystone Christmas cheer, this time with 1980’s syndicated romp, Yogi’s First Christmas!  

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‘Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper’ (1982): A sweet & quick last glimpse of that old H-B look

Do they still have animated Christmas TV specials show up in first-run syndication?

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‘Christmas Television Favorites’: A look back at 7 animated specials

It’s that time of year again here at the Drunk TV offices, Continue reading ‘Christmas Television Favorites’: A look back at 7 animated specials

Mice, cavemen, & Garfield: 3 forgotten animated Thanksgiving specials

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approaching, you know what I’m thankful for? Continue reading Mice, cavemen, & Garfield: 3 forgotten animated Thanksgiving specials

‘Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age’: A yuletide DVD collection

Do the things they call “TV series” today have Christmas episodes? Continue reading ‘Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age’: A yuletide DVD collection

‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ (1973): A fun warm-up to better Peanuts specials

In the Midwest, the chilly arrival of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas creates the perfect environment to draw the drapes and hunker down to watch some television. Continue reading ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ (1973): A fun warm-up to better Peanuts specials

‘The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t’ (1972): The forgotten tradition of holiday specials

Since you’re not watching the NFL this Thanksgiving…how about some vintage Hanna-Barbera holiday fun?

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