A Flintstone Christmas
|A Flintstone Christmas|
|Directed by||Charles A. Nichols|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original airing||December 7, 1977|
|Followed by||The Flintstones: Little Big League (1978)|
A Flintstone Christmas is a 60-minute animated Christmas television special featuring The Flintstones. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired on NBC on Wednesday December 7, 1977. This special is not to be confused with the fifth season episode "Christmas Flintstone" which aired Friday December 25, 1964 during the show's run from ABC. The special has been seen on WGN and in 2010 aired on ABC Family as part of their 25 Days of Christmas. It was also shown on Boomerang in 2010 as part of the "Boomerang Classic Christmas Party". This is the first Flintstones' special and incarnations that premiered on NBC.
On Christmas Eve, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble save Christmas for children all over the world by taking Santa's place (foreshadowing the plot to Disney's The Santa Clause) when he sprains his ankle on Fred's roof delivering presents at the Flintstones' house. Santa teaches them all they need to know and they do a great job, but Fred is late for a Christmas party hosted by his boss, Mr. Slate, and he could lose his job.
Note: This special can conflict with the Flintstones episode "A Christmas Flintstone", which was created before this one. At the end of the Flintstones episode, Fred believes in Santa Claus, and specifically says that no one can tell him there is no Santa Claus. At the beginning of this special, he doesn't believe in Santa Claus and Fred doesn't believe Barney until he sees it for himself.
- Henry Corden - Fred Flintstone
- Mel Blanc - Barney Rubble
- Jean Vander Pyl - Wilma Flintstone, Pebbles Flintstone
- Gay Hartwig - Betty Rubble
- Lucille Bliss - Bamm-Bamm Rubble
- John Stephenson - Mr. Slate
- Hal Smith - Santa Claus
- Virginia Gregg - Mrs. Claus
On September 27, 2011, Warner Archive released A Flintstone Christmas on DVD in region 1 via their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection, in a release entitled A Flintstone Christmas Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.
- A Flintstone Christmas at the Internet Movie Database
- A Flintstone Christmas @ The Big Cartoon DataBase