Okay, so this final choice isn't animated, but A Christmas Story sure feels like a cartoon since all the characters are such, well, characters. All poor Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Rider BB Gun which sounds simple enough, but his mom (and everyone else he confides in) is afraid he'll poke his eye out. Oh the pain and humiliation of elementary school! From the torture of babyish gifts from clueless relatives to that war zone otherwise known as the playground, you'll feel for Ralphie and his plight. And as you keep watching, this movie is sure to make you feel more content with your own circumstances . . . if only by comparison.
So what are you waiting for? Run, don't walk, to the video store and rent a little bargain-priced Christmas cheer. You'll be glad you did.