Perhaps I should be ashamed to say this, but I have a secret love for a few Christmas specials. I am not ashamed, however, because I think I have good — or at least interesting — taste in Christmas specials. So now, onto a post that is largely devoid of deep meaning but is full of cartoons (and/or Muppets) and music!
[Video from A Charlie Brown Christmas via YouTube.]
If I were having a deeper moment, I suppose I could write a bit about taking something beautiful and whittling it down to the chintziest, most generic version in order to achieve mass market appeal. But I’m not, so moving on.
Grinches! Well, just one.
[Song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft. Footage from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Via YouTube.]
Though I have to admit, the concept of “garlic in your soul” sounds delicious.
Which may explain why my next favorite features both Gonzo and Ebeneezer Scrooge.
[From The Muppet Christmas Carol via YouTube.]
I have seen what some have termed an unhealthy number of versions of A Christmas Carol (of starkly varying levels of quality) over the years. This one is my favorite.
Of course, very little tops alien Santas. As Santa Claus Conquers the Martians does not have any catchy musical numbers, have some Zim:
[Video from Invader Zim, “The Most Horrible Xmas Ever,” via YouTube.]
Dear Santa — When am I getting my jolly boots of doom? Kthx!