25 best animated Christmas movies and specials on Netflix

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25. Merry Madagascar (2009)

DreamWorks Animations pulled out all the stops when it kicked the Madagascar franchise into gear, and every iteration that followed was a fan favorite, making the entire endeavor a success overall. Their film was very impressive, but the 2011 holiday special they concocted utilizing their lovable animal characters was a real hit with fans and critics alike. Merry Madagascar also garnered seven Annie Award nominations and one win, making this a yuletide champion of the cartoon Christmas genre and a perfect choice to choose from the DreamWorks Holiday Classics collection currently available on Netflix to enjoy this season.

Merry Madagascar reunites viewers with Alex the lion, Mart the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo, who are trying to make their way back to New York City in a Hot Air Ballon. But the Lemurs think it is a goblin who showers the island with coal, so they stop them from leaving. When the red night goblin appears, Alex shoots it down, revealing it was actually Santa Clause who now has amnesia as a result of the crash. The animal gang decides to deliver presidents with the help of the Penguin squad, acting as Reindeer with the use of magic dust. This hilarious, heartwarming, family-friendly affair is a brilliant option for Netflix subscribers to enjoy this Christmas.

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