Animated cartoons

HortonI’m not quite sure why, but the days before and just after Christmas are the perfect time for me to watch animated cartoons (is that the right term to use?). Somehow it’s the perfect moment to snuggle under a woolly blanket on the sofa, pick up the remote, and start watching a cartoon on the TV or from a DVD. There may also be some Christmas chocolates involved …

This year, I started the round with Horton Hears a Who!, which a friend lent me and which I thought adorable.

Further on the to-be-watched list are Up, the first Toy Story (hard to believe, but I’ve never watched it!), Ice Age 3, Coraline, and Pinocchio.

What are your favorite animated cartoons? Do you like to watch them at Christmastime, too?

– Rike Horstmann

7 thoughts on “Animated cartoons

  1. MaryK

    Um, I watch cartoons all year round actually. It’s one of my favorite ways to relax.

    At Christmas, I try to catch all the traditional Christmas cartoons on TV: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the Boris Karloff one, NOT the Jim Carrey live-action), Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I always, always watch The Muppet Christmas Carol. It’s not a cartoon but it has puppets. :)

  2. LinnieGayl

    Oh, definitely a good time to watch animated films. My family had a tradition for years of watching Beauty and the Beast at Christmas. Now you’ve made me one to search out a version of it to watch again.

  3. Gail

    I always watch The Muppet Christmas Carol too, no matter how old I get it remains wonderful.
    This year I’ll probably be pulling The Nightmare Before Christmas off the shelf to. One of my best friends has never seen it and I can fix that.

  4. Lynda X

    Although it’s not a Christmas cartoon, “Finding Nemo” is a must-see classic. It’s full of sly humor (like the name of the mountain in the aquarium to naming the shark who attends a 12 step program for sharks who eat fish “Bruce,” after the shark in “Jaws”) and endearing characters. To be high-falutin’, the sub-text, the tension between a parent who is overprotective and a child who thinks he is ready for the world when he is not, is one that makes it even more perfect (hey, if the Constitution can call more a “more perfect union,” why can’t a movie be more perfect?

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