Friday, December 24, 2010

40 best Christmas-related pop-culture items (#20-11)

Part three keeps bringing the holiday cheer (hopefully) with my next ten entries to the list of 40 - just remember, if you're not seeing your favorite flick, song, or book, it's not sheer quality that landed these folks on my rankings - it's entirely up to my susceptible little heartstrings.

20. A Christmas Carol
Book, Chapman & Hall, 1843
Written by Charles Dickens

19. A Christmas Album
Album, Myrrh/Word, 1983
Performed by Amy Grant

18. The Muppet Christmas Carol
Film, Jim Henson Productions, 1992
With Michael Caine, Frank Oz, and The Muppets

17. Christmas Special
30 Rock episode, NBC, 2008
With Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Jane Krakowski

16. While You Were Sleeping
Film, Hollywood Pictures, 1995
With Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, and Peter Boyle

15. John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
Album, RCA, 1979
Performed by John Denver and The Muppets

14. A Wish for Wings That Work
Book, Little Brown & Co., 1991
Written and illustrated by Berkeley Breathed

13. Mickey's Christmas Carol
Short film, Walt Disney Pictures, 1983
With Wayne Allwine, Clarence Nash, and Hal Smith

12. Frosty the Snowman
Television special, CBS, 1969
With Jimmy Durante, June Foray, and Billy de Wolfe

11. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Film, Touchstone Pictures, 1993
With Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, and Chris Sarandon

**The final 10 are soon on their way!**

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