Prep and Landing (2009)
I may swoon! I simply adore this, easily the best new holiday special in years.
If you didn't see it last year, go now. NOW. It's free, it's online again, GO. Alternate Link. I'm even including it below. Click already!
If you saw it last year, see it again. Did you notice the amazing music by Michael Giacchino (my current favorite composer)? Did you remember all the amazing details, the gear, the lingo, all the small jokes in the background?
Prep and Landing has the most fantastic Christmas Elves ever. It's sweet and funny, has both action and heart, and features the best sleigh take-off I've ever seen.
I love the characters, I love the humor, I love the story, I just love this special!
See this one. Revel in the warm glow brought into being by the Disney/Pixar merger.