Trivia / Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

  • Adored by the Network: Definitely. Expect Cartoon Network to air this in December ad nauseum to the point where if anyone hears the title song again, they'll scream. What's a person gotta do to see another Christmas special? It's not like this is the only one!
    • Subverted finally when the broadcast rights to the special lapsed from Cartoon Network over to Freeform in 2017, likely because the network punted most of the Christmas specials it airs around December in favor of more Teen Titans Go! marathons. Freeform in comparison aired the special a modest amount of times during the 25 Days of Christmas program season.
  • Technology Marches On: A semi-example. This special was made when people were getting the hang of email. Let The Island of Misfit Christmas Specials elaborate further:
    "But how can I possibly contact Santa??" Jake explodes. "Oh, wait. I think he has an E-mail address!" Argh, it's been that simple the entire time? Why didn't he think of it earlier? Probably because he wasn't used to having that convenience. At the time this was made, electronic mails were still a new thing. If Winnie-the-Pooh had E-mail in 1990, his entire special might have never happened.