As a kid growing up, The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas was a holiday favorite.
Who remembers the animated Christmas TV special about Ted E. Bear, and his search for Christmas while the other bears hibernate for the winter? The special premiered on NBC in Dec. 1973 in the U.S. and starred the voices of Tommy Smothers, Arte Johnson and Barbara Feldon, with narration by Casey Kasem. Although rather obscure, Plush Ted E. Bear toys were actually sold in stores in the early 80's and the television special was always my favorite Christmas cartoon. I have fond memories of watching it as a kid. The rights to the special are currently owned by Lionsgate and the program is available through the Lionsgate YouTube channel and NetFlix. Have you ever seen The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas? You can view the full television special below.