As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by watching a Christmas-themed movie or anime. Whether it’s a true story, supernatural or the traditional story of Santa Claus. Today we bring you the 8 best Christmas animes, we have a Christmas anime for all tastes!
I am convinced that this list will make you laugh, get excited and celebrate Christmas for many days. Let’s go mess!
8. Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san – “Merry Christmas Mr. Bookseller”
(Season 1, Episode 12)
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The first choice on the Christmas anime list is Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san or the skull-faced bookseller Honda-san. On December 24, 2018, a special Christmas episode called: “Merry Christmas, Mr. Bookseller / It’s Closing Time” aired.
The chapter is divided into two fragments of 7 minutes each, in which it follows Honda and his co-workers during the Christmas season and the end of the year. Within the plot of the chapter, Honda and his colleagues must increase their sales at Christmas, especially on Christmas Eve. Facing pressure from management and customer service, closing time became a relief.
7. Santa Company – Christmas no Himitsu
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The next option on our list of Christmas anime comes from Kenji Studio. Santa Company – Christmas no Himitsu is an anime film that follows the adventures of a girl in the Santa Company, Santa Claus’s workshop, in Finland.
Following all the steps of an employee in a very realistic way. She must first attend an introductory class to the company, but before long she will want to become a Tonttu, an elf-like Scandinavian mythological being. Because if she doesn’t get it, she won’t be able to pass the exam.
On Christmas Eve the company receives a last minute request for a Santa Claus gift, but Santa Claus has already left. Will they be able to deliver the gift on time?
6. Usagi Drop – “Dear Santa” (Season 1, Episode 3)
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Looking for a short Christmas anime? An anime that you can watch before your relatives visit? Well we have the perfect episode. Usagi Drop’s Christmas special just six minutes long. “Dear Santa Claus” aired in Japan on November 25, 2011.
The story follows Daikichi Kawachi and Rin Kaga as they prepare for a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. We live the experience of a father who tries to make these holidays special for his daughter, and the expectation, illusion and wonder with which a child lives this time of year.
Unless you’re a Grinch, I hope you agree that Usagi Drop’s “Dear Santa” is a perfect episode to watch this holiday season.
5. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee (Season 1, Episode 12)
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This anime follows the card bearer, Lag Seeing, on his journey through the land of AmberGround. But in the episode “Red and Green Ribbon”. Lag and his partner Letter Bee, Zazie, become “Christmas Eve Messengers”.
At this Christmas time, bees dress up as Santa Claus and grant wishes to the recipients of their mail. Lag and Zazie meet Sonja. A Gaichuu, a centipede-like monster, that killed his parents.
The couple will have to dispatch a bloodthirsty monster, and the townspeople realize the mistake of blaming Sonja for the beast’s rampage.
If you’re looking for monster battles as part of a Christmas anime, we highly recommend checking out the Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee episode “Red and Green Bow.”
4. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Season 1, Episode 11)
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Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka? “The girl puts on a red coat and leads a team of rabbits through the night sky on Christmas Eve” is another perfect Christmas anime to watch this holiday season.
The chapter begins with the girls from the House of Rabbits buying Christmas decorations in the market, and preparing for the Christmas holidays. But before they can enjoy the festivities, they must work at the Rabbit House, which is very crowded at this time, as customers love their Christmas pancakes.
When finished, the girls retire to enjoy a Christmas gathering and exchange gifts. Cocoa Hoto assumes the role of Santa Claus and tries to deliver the presents by tucking Chino Kafū’s gift under her pillow. However, she falls asleep in the middle of the gift-giving. What will happen?
The Order a Rabbit? Christmas’ is a very cute anime, perfect to watch at Christmas parties.
3. K-On! (Season 1, Episode 7)
This anime continues the theme of comedy and Christmas anime. And it is that the episode “Christmas” of K-On! It is perfect to see at Christmas parties.
The plot begins with Ui Hirasawa, Yui’s sister, reflecting on a past Christmas. Specifically, Ui remembers how Yui took the cotton stuffing out of a pillow to decorate a Christmas tree. And through the girl’s hopeful eyes, the fluffy fabric looked like snow coming to Christmas.
Yui agrees to throw a Christmas party for the music club. The sisters prepare a wonderful Christmas dinner with some minor interruptions by Sawako Yamanaka. The party ends with the exchange of gifts between the sisters and the music club. But as the attendees leave, it starts to snow, reminiscent of Ui’s childhood Christmas.
K-On! “Christmas” is a chapter that makes you feel good, it is a Christmas anime that deserves to be number three on the list.
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Before going into the matter, I want to make it clear that this film includes adult content, and is not suitable for all audiences. This anime tragicomedy loosely mirrors Peter B. Kyne’s novel Three Godfathers (1913).
The story begins after a representation of the nativity scene on Christmas Eve. Three homeless men, an alcoholic named Gin, a transvestite named Hana, and a runaway teen named Miyuki, rummage through the trash looking for gifts and find an abandoned newborn. Hana names the baby Kiyoko, and the three set out to find the baby’s parents.
Her odyssey takes the trio through the sordid and shady sides of society. On their journey, the characters open up to each other, we learn about their stories and the circumstances that led them to the streets. Will they be able to find the baby’s parents?
Tokyo Godfathers is a perfect Christmas anime for viewers to reflect on themselves, the society we live in, and the little successes in our lives.
1. Toradora! (Season 1, episodes 17, 18 and 19)
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These three episodes of Toradora! They are a must on any list of best Christmas anime.
“Mercury Retrogrades at Christmas” is the episode that opens the Christmas season of the series. Taiga Aisaka sets out to help Ryuji Takasu win over Minori Kushieda. The perfect opportunity presents itself when the school board agrees to hold a Christmas party. However, Minori makes it clear that she has no intention of attending the celebration.
The episode “Under the Fir Tree” begins with the students decorating the school gym. Taiga gives a beautiful crystal star to crown the school tree. But, in a freak accident while playing baseball, Minori accidentally breaks Taiga’s star. Dazed by this disaster, Minori uses the incident as an excuse to stay away from the Christmas parties.
The story arc reaches its climax with the episode “Christmas Eve Festival”. Taiga and Yusaku Kitamura perform a song at the ball to kick off the Christmas party. After the duet, Taiga goes home to wait for Santa Claus. Ryuji, knowing that she is alone, dresses up as a teddy bear and visits Taiga to cheer her up. How will the story end?
Regardless of how things end, all three episodes of Toradora! Christmas have an excellent narrative, and modify the traditional Christmas canons of anime.
Conclusion: Best Christmas Anime
This has been my list of best Christmas anime. Do you agree with my choices or is there some other Christmas anime I should have included? Let me know in the comments, I love to hear your opinion or even recommendations.
Without further ado, I take this opportunity to wish you Merry Christmas.🎄🎁