Top 5 Most Questionable Holiday Cartoons

The standards for what is acceptable in cinema are in a constant state of evolution as we move toward a more compassionate and politically correct world.  While I can’t condone the following controversial material, it is still interesting to see the “artistic choices” of filmmakers of yore.  Now having given you the obligatory Leonard Maltin “it was a different time” preface, I am pleased to present to you this list of questionable animated shorts that don’t quite understand the meaning of the holidays.  There is something off about these cartoon Christmases…

[box_dark]Toyland Premier – 1934[/box_dark]

Santa is invited to a party of 1930’s Hollywood stars and is treated to a special performance by Al Jolson in blackface.

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[box_dark]Peace on Earth – 1939[/box_dark]

Woodland creatures discover a bible in a post-apocalyptic world where the last of humankind have murdered each other.

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[box_dark]Santa’s Surprise – 1947[/box_dark]

Stereotyped international children do something nice for Santa.

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[box_dark]Toy Tinkers – 1949[/box_dark]

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s quest for holiday treats escalates in to a WWI battle with Donald Duck.

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[box_dark]The Spirit of Christmas – 1995[/box_dark]

What fractured Christmas cartoon list would be complete without mentioning Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s original South Park classic!

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Don’t really know what to say after that…have a non-discriminatory, non-violent, totally P.C. holiday everyone!

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Brian Rudloff

Brian Rudloff

Brian loves two things: movies and vacations. He has a B.S. in Cinema/Television Production and an M.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management. While he certainly anticipates the latest releases, he is more often found dancing on flying sarapes through the ether of yesteryear and wistfully prancing on clouds of nostalgia. He does not understand kids these days or the entertainment they consume.