Cartoonist/writer/editor Dave Roman has created a Christmas Classic:

Growing up, I always tried to work ongoing entertainment franchises into a cohesive continuity…even if that was never the producers’ intention. Did the Ewok TV movies take place before or after “Return of the Jedi”? How could The Muppets share a nursery as babies but not know each other when they reunite in “The Muppet Movie”? This stuff kept me awake at night!

So even though I know better now, I always wanted to make a timeline for the original Rankin/Bass holiday specials. After recording a podcast episode of Saturday Supercast with Jerzy Drozd, where we discussed “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” in great depth, I knew I finally had to jump down the rabbit hole. So here it is:

My timeline for an imagined continuity for the Rankin/Bass Christmas Specials.