Yes, I love the various Christmas special, but I hadn't been watching them with particular attention on my own. There are a lot of them, some not even by Rankin-Bass, and one of the delightful traits of bunny_hugger is that she's setting the Tivo to record pretty near all of them, including execrable ones like Frosty Returns. One that's on my mind since I kept finding stuff to grumble about was 1974's Twas The Night Before Christmas, which you might remember from the songs. If not, it's one in the Santa Being A Jerk mode, where he decides to skip the town of Junctionville because a mouse wrote a letter to the paper in which he called Santa a phony. It's got a motif of ``those people who try to know stuff instead of just believing are jerks'' to it, raising my wife's ire, and getting me somewhat cranky too. Anyway, some stray thoughts about all this.( Collapse )
Anyway, that's a bunch of stuff I'm needlessly worrying about with this cartoon.
Trivia: When the Palace at Versailles opened in 1682, touring the Hall of Mirrors provided nearly all the visitors their first chance in their lives to see a full-length view of themselves. Source: The Essence Of Style: How The French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafés, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour, Joan DeJean.
Currently Reading: Michigan Curiosities, Colleen Burcar.