"Ziggy's Gift" Holiday Special Airs

Ziggy's Gift is an Emmy-award winning animated TV special made in 1982, based on the comic strip Ziggy.

It was written by Ziggy's creator Tom Wilson and directed by Richard Williams. Animators included Eric Goldberg and Tom Sito with music by Harry Nilsson.

Ziggy and his faithful dog Fuzz take a job as a street Santa to raise money for the poor. Surrounded by crooked Santas, sneaky thieves and suspicious cops, Ziggy remains honest and kind.