Along with putting up a tree, hanging lights, and making strings of popcorn; watching Claymation Christmas specials was a huge tradition in many homes each holiday season.

Back in the day, we didn't have hundreds of channels and streaming services to watch our favorites, we simply had to wait until they came on TV. Waiting on our favorite claymation specials was almost as fun as waiting to open presents on Christmas day.

These 'Claymation' movies were also known as stop-motion movies. In fact, most Claymation movies were made with puppets, not clay.

So, in honor of a Christmas tradition of long ago, here's a list of incredible Claymation Christmas movies that we all know and love.

Some of the following are the full movie/TV special and some are just a trailer for the show. We are simply using them as an example of the great shows we watched, during the holiday season, in the past. Please don't watch or download any of these classics illegally.

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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

Jack Frost

Rudolph's Shiny New Year

The Year Without a Santa Claus

The Little Drummer Boy

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

Did we leave your favorite Claymation Christmas special off our list?