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What's the saddest moment in a holiday TV special?

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Frosty_lSo, I’m sitting down to enjoy my Original Christmas Classics Limited Keepsake Edition DVD — that’s a collection that includes Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!, The Little Drummer Boy, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, Cricket on the Hearth, and Frosty Returns — when I read the back of the box: “Remember When… Frosty was brought to life by a top hat on Christmas Day?” No, actually. I remember when Frosty melted in that greenhouse (pictured), because I sobbed. Every year. Watching it again just now, I thought for the first time about how horrible that must have been for little Karen to witness! It’s like the end of Titanic. In reverse! Is this the saddest moment in a holiday special or movie? If not, what moment tops it?

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