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20 Best Christmas Anime: Which will you ask Santa for this year?

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! The holidays are getting closer and closer, which means that it is time to check out some good winter-related anime series to guarantee you a heartwarming holiday experience! Let's take a look at 20 of the best Christmas anime available that even Santa would approve of!

by FreeNightFalls
Dec 7, 2015 12:51 AM | 77,120 views

All ranking information was taken on the date of publication


Itsudatte My Santa! (Always My Santa!)

MAL Rated 6.28, Ranked #5615 | Aired Winter 2005 | Produced by TNK

Itsudatte My Santa!
Itsudatte My Santa!
Mai is a girly Santa in training who promises to make one young boy happy on Christmas Eve by making his deepest wishes come true...


Hetalia Axis Powers

MAL Rated 7.83, Ranked #765 | Aired Winter 2009 | Produced by Studio Deen

Hetalia
Hetalia
Episode 31 "Academy Hetalia Christmas"
Christmas at Hetalia Academy is pretty busy with each country contributing to the upcoming celebration of the most anticipated holiday of the year.


Toradora!

MAL Rated 8.49, Ranked #108 | Aired Fall 2008 | Produced by J.C.Staff

Toradora!
Toradora!
Episode 19 "Christmas Eve Festival"
This episode is filled with some really touching scenes. The changes in Taiga and Ryuuji as they unknowingly face sudden changes in emotion will pull at your heartstrings.


Chocotto Sister

MAL Rated 6.96, Ranked #3344 | Aired Summer 2006 | Produced by Diomedea and Nomad

Chocotto Sister
Chocotto Sister
Haruma Kawagoe wishes for a sister for Christmas, and he gets exactly what he wished for - an unusual present from Santa in the form of a "cute" little sister!


Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve

MAL Rated 7.47, Ranked #1616 | Aired Fall 2000 | Produced by Xebec

Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve
Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve
This Christmas Special is warmer than chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Tons of cute Love Hina characters and countless love confessions are sure to brighten any fan's Christmastime!


Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the order a rabbit?)

MAL Rated 7.56, Ranked #1335 | Aired Spring 2014 | Produced by White Fox

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka
Episode 11 "The Girl Dons a Red Coat and Drives a Team of Rabbits Across the Christmas Eve Night Sky"
Cocoa takes on the role of Santa while all the other girls fill the Rabbit House with delicious food and heartwarming presents.


Ichigo Mashimaro (Strawberry Marshmallow)

MAL Rated 7.81, Ranked #801 | Aired Summer 2005 | Produced by Production Reed

Ichigo Mashimaro
Ichigo Mashimaro
Episode 12 "Present"
Prepare for a cuteness overload with these girls who celebrate Christmas together and whose faith in Santa is unrelenting.


K-On!

MAL Rated 7.90, Ranked #660 | Aired Spring 2009 | Produced by Kyoto Animation

K-on!
K-ON
Episode 7 "Christmas!"
Ui, Yui, Nodoka and Sawako, who are part of the same club, exchange Christmas gifts and visit a shrine later in the New Year.


Lucky☆Star

MAL Rated 7.93, Ranked #618 | Aired Spring 2007 | Produced by Kyoto Animation

Lucky☆Star
Lucky Star
Episode 11 "Various Ways to Spend Christmas Eve"

Check out these adorable school girls spending Christmastime with each other and having an absolutely jolly time. If you loved the anime, you will definitely love this episode as well.


Tokyo Godfathers

MAL Rated 8.34, Ranked #190 | Aired Summer 2003 | Produced by Madhouse

Tokyo Godfathers
Tokyo Godfathers
If you would like to enjoy your Christmastime watching a nice, unique anime film, then you should take a look at this one. While exploring the issues of homelessness and social ranks, it also touches upon some really beautiful topics that are perfect for this holiday.


Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop)

MAL Rated 8.59, Ranked #68 | Aired Summer 2011 | Produced by Production I.G

Usagi Drop
Usagi Drop
Episode 3.5 "Dear My Santa Claus"
This bonus episode is all about Daikichi and Rin preparing for Christmas and you will love the family atmosphere.


Clannad: After Story

MAL Rated 9.11, Ranked #7 | Aired Fall 2008 | Produced by Kyoto Animation

clannad afterstory
Clannad: After Story
Episode 13 "Graduation"
Tomoya and Nagisa spend Christmas with their family and Nagisa gets drunk for the first time in her life. If you decide to spend your Christmastime watching this anime, don't forget to prepare tissues beforehand... you'll need them!


Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kaguya Hime no Koibito (Sailor Moon S Movie: Hearts in Ice)

MAL Rated 7.75, Ranked #929 | Aired Fall 1994 | Produced by Production Reed and Toei Animation

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kaguya Hime no Koibito
Sailor Moon S Movie: Hearts in Ice
While recently Sailor Moon Crystal is all the rage, this film version of Sailor Moon S is better suited for the holidays. It deals with Sailor Moon soldiers fighting against an evil queen Kaguya who is threatening to turn Tokyo into a not-so-pleasent winter wonderland.


Ranma ½ Specials

MAL Rated 7.80, Ranked #824 | Aired Fall 1994 | Produced by Gainax and Studio Deen

Ranma ½ Specials
Ranma ½ Specials
Episode 2 "Tendo Family Christmas Scramble"
This is a Christmas special based on the anime oldie Ranma ½. Everyone from the series gets invited to a Christmas party at Tendo Dojo. Let the festivities begin!


White Album 2

MAL Rated 8.05, Ranked #466 | Aired Fall 2013 | Produced by Satelight

White Album 2
white album 2 christmas special
If you're into slice of life romance anime set in high school, this is a perfect choice for a cold winter night. It is a more successful side story to the original White Album.


Winter Garden

MAL Rated 6.80, Ranked #3931 | Aired Fall 2006 | Produced by J.C.Staff

Winter Garden
Winter Garden
A spin-off of Di Gi Charat brings you two cute episodes set during Christmas. If you're a fan of shoujo, make sure to check it out!


Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya)

MAL Rated 8.86, Ranked #21 | Aired Winter 2010 | Produced by Kyoto Animation

Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
The SOS Brigade just started making preparations for their Christmas party when Suzumiya Haruhi suddenly disappears, not only physically, but from everyone's memories as well. If you enjoyed the prequels, this film is a great choice for the holidays!


Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Movie

MAL Rated 7.97, Ranked #563 | Aired Summer 1998 | Produced by Sunrise

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
This amazing sci-fi anime film takes place on December 24 and it is a great choice for those who love this genre and who are looking forward to a fulfilling Christmas Eve.


Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey and Clover )

MAL Rated 8.22, Ranked #277 | Aired Spring 2005 | Produced by J.C.Staff

Hachimitsu to Clover
Hachimitsu to Clover
Episode 4 "Actually, I don't like Christmas all that much.../ The boy and girl are swayed"
The popular josei anime has one episode in which everyone has a good time at a Christmas party.


Kanon

MAL Rated 8.24, Ranked #260 | Aired Fall 2006 | Produced by Kyoto Animation

Kanon
Kanon
This utterly adorable harem anime consists of cute girls and it is mostly set during the holidays. Enjoy nice visuals and the Xmas atmosphere it gives off.



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