Shark Jumping: Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July

Some of Rankin/Bass’s most-popular characters come together in a 90-minute Christmas epic … set in July, with a circus. Tim & Beth suffer through every minute of this holiday magnum opus.

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Hosts Tim & Beth break down the best, worst and strangest TV shows to find out when they jumped the shark.


  1. I love you guys! I’ve been watching almost all your vids since you two have been added onto the site. This show is an excellent addition. This particular Rankin Bass special is just….weird @_@. Glad I skipped this one during my childhood.

  2. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    clirrhanger….bum.bum.bum.I really didn’t ask you to review this special-but if you think that i did,well,YOU’RE WRONG.I can’t wait to see what tim pulls out of his magic hat next time.Also XD great cameos from all those channel awesome people.I’m suprised you guys got them all(well since you’re so new and all)Anyways see you next time for whatever tim has in store for you Beth(P.S i hope it’s something you hurt him with a nutcracker for lolz).

  3. Oh thank you!!! Did I not tell you this was THE most horrible Christmas Special ever made? Though, really, Tim, you have a WORSE one?! What could seriously be worse than this?! I honestly can;t think of any others.

    I mean, OK, we have lesser knowns like Jack Frost and Nestor the Long Eared Donkey, but I didn;t think those were as bad as this one! For all I remember THIS is the top!!

  4. Please please please please please please please please PLEASE don’t let the “worst” one be my all-time favorite Rankin-Bass special: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. 🙁 My inner child will cry so much.

    • MidnightScreeningsman2014

      I don’t think that will be the one that tim picks.if you don’t believe what i say then just go check out calluna’s review of it which is on the site under her name and it’s a screen shots episode

  5. Lilly Loraine throws her guns at Winterbolt and saves the day…sorta. Take THAT people who said firearms should be outlawed because they’re only good for death and destruction. Err…wait. :s

  6. A Rankin Bass Christmas special that’s worse than Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July? Did the Silverhawks do a Christmas special that I never knew about? Oh poop!

  7. Putting it out right now. My bet for the next (and the worst) Ranken-Bass special: the Live-action remake of “The Year Without Santa Claus”.

  8. Great episode. I have been loving your take on the Rankin Bass Christmas stuff. Might I suggest you also at some point stop and examine some of their Non Christmas offerings. Especially since Tim has never seen any Lord of the Rings movies, maybe just maybe the Rankin Bass take on The Hobbit (actually quite good) and their follow up, Return of the King, might be in order. I mean you can’t beat a musical number entitled “Where there’s a whip there’s a way!”. Also why not go all the way back to the begining. The stop motion puppet special that started it all… Mad Monster Party.

  9. Hmm… could it be that Halloween one that I only recently heard of Thanks to another reviewer?

    Or maybe Peter Cottontail.

  10. Also I’m gonna go ahead and put my pennies in. These Rankin/Bass specials are integral to my childhood Christmas memories. I have a collection with nearly all of them (including Nestor the long eared Christmas donkey).

    Only Christmas themed one I’m missing is Jack Frost. Which was important to me because it – along with the original Lorax – was the first cartoon I saw without a totally happy ending for the mains.

  11. Beth is super pretty and both her and Tim are so funny.

  12. Your videos are great! I’m 99% certain that the next Rankin/Bass movie that you consider the worst is Pinocchio’s Christmas, I saw it once and it makes less sense than this one.

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