"Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper" First Airs on CBS

Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper, a.k.a. simply The Great Santa Claus Caper, is a 1978 animated television special featuring Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy.

Inventor and efficiency expert Alexander Graham Wolf (Les Tremayne), who looks and sounds like Wile E. Coyote, is planning to take over Santa's workshop. Overhearing this, Comet (June Foray), one of Santa's reindeer, asks Raggedy Ann (Foray) and Andy (Daws Butler) and their dog Raggedy Arthur to help her because they're easy to carry and aren't bothered by cold weather.

At the factory, Alexander is using a machine to encase all the toys in blocks of a transparent and unbreakable substance called gloopstick, to ensure that they'll last forever (even though the children won't be able to play with them). He then intends to charge the children for the gloopstick-encased toys and become rich.

Alexander uses his machine to encase Arthur, but when he tries to do so to Ann, Andy takes control of the machine and encases Alexander in a cone-shaped block, with his head sticking out the top. Ann and Andy tell Arthur that they still love him even though he's stuck in gloopstick, and the block disintegrates; the Raggedys realize that love is the one thing that can destroy the gloopstick. Breaking the fourth wall, they ask all the children at home to shout "LOVE," which causes all the gloopstick blocks to fall apart, including the one in which Alexander's trapped. Having learned his lesson, Alexander destroys his machine (by pushing a button that causes it to consume itself) and leaves the workshop, just before Santa (Tremayne) wakes up.