December 3, 2011

Christmas Bonus: Your Goose is Cooked

Here’s a Christmas bonus for you all. Stacey and Larry insisted on watching Adventures of Robin Hood: The Christmas Goose as part of my 25 Days of Christmas. I argued that there was no way I would be including it in my official 25 Days programming, but knowing that it would turn out to be awful, and that reading about awful shows is always more fun than reading about good ones, I invited Stacey to write a guest post about it. Here is that post. —DocSmartypants

Last night, Larry, Sonja, and I watched “Robin Hood: Christmas Goose.” I would tell you details about the year this was made and who starred in it, but truthfully it’s not important. Year it was made: Before the invention of things like “plot” and “witty banter.” Who stars in it: People from before the invention of “actors.” Read the rest of this entry »

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December 3, 2011

25 Days: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) a bunch of weird stop-motion characters

Loosely based on the popular song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (narrated by a Burl Ives snowman) follows Rudolph’s lifelong struggle to fit in despite having a somewhat obnoxious nose that glows red and makes a horrible sound when it lights up. After running away from home, he teams up with fellow misfits Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, a prospector whose sled is pulled exclusively by small-breed dogs, and together they visit the Island of Misfit Toys and battle the Abominable Snowman. (Rankin-Bass, where do you get this stuff?) Oh yeah, and Rudolph also has a love interest (shockingly, not his elf friend). Eventually they all return to Christmas Town so that Rudolph can fulfill his contractual obligations—sorry, DESTINY—and guide Santa’s sleigh through the fog, thereby saving Christmas and making it a safer world for misfits everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

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