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Western Animation / Casper's First Christmas

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Casper's First Christmas was a 1979 half hour holiday special produced by Hanna-Barbera that might be a Christmas tradition for a lot of fans. However, it is also one of the stranger examples of a Crossover.

In the special, Casper the Friendly Ghost and Hairy Scary are not in the future like Casper and the Angels but a modern time. Living in a rundown house (set for demolition) on Christmas Eve, who would happen to show up but Yogi Bear and friends?

Followed a year later by Yogi's First Christmas, despite Yogi and friends already knowing about and celebrating Christmas in the Casper special. Yogi and the rest of the gang would also return for more seasonal hijinks in 1982's Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper and (in much younger and abjectly hipper form) "Santa Claws!", the 1991 series finale of Yo Yogi! Two decades after Hanna-Barbera and Casper parted ways, Casper would star in the 2000 straight-to-video film Casper's Haunted Christmas, loosely based on the 1995 feature film's continuity.


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