Count down our picks for the shows that bring joy to the world
10. 'Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol' (1962)
This musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' novella was the first animated holiday special ever when it first aired in 1962 - but it still holds up almost 50 years later. That probably has something to do with the fact that the musical numbers were composed by famed Broadway duo Jule Styne (book) and Bob Merrill (lyrics), who collaborated on the hit play Funny Girl shortly afterward. And casting the legendarily nearsighted Mr. Magoo (Jim Backus) as Scrooge was - and still is - a stroke of comic Christmas genius.
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Season 2012, Episode 1205 (1:18), Aired 12-12-05, Views 1133