December 7, 2007

Stop-motion animation makes me happy.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1964

The Year Without A Santa Claus, 1974

Frosty the Snowman, 1969

Santa Claus is Coming to Town, 1970
(I couldn't find a good picture of Burgermeister Meisterburger)

The Little Drummer Boy, 1968

It's time to enjoy some seasonal stop-motion animation. I watch a few of these programs almost every year. They're kind of corny & the animation is often disparaged. I'm not philisophical about them; I just enjoy the music & especially looking at the puppets.

Tomorrow: Russel & Lillian Hoban's Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (The Gift of the Magi), & The Mole Family's Christmas.


Melanie said...

We recently brought home what we thought were the original Frosty and Rudolph, for Beau's viewing enjoyment. Turns out they were a newer, fancier, less cooler and not-nearly- as- endearing-versions. As a child, I was terrified of the abomidable snowman. And I thought Rudolph was cute in a High School Musical sorta way.

fun_is_always_in_style said...

His voice was pretty cute when he wore the mud cover.
I hear you can buy the boxed set at Costco ~