Thursday, 8 December 2011

Day 08: Creepmas and Rankin/Bass


Because of my last post the FBI are on to me (Fruitcake Bureau of Investigation) and I need to fight off Mulder and Skully and their robotic minion:

 So while I do that with the skills I aquired from all the Jet Li films I've watched during the years, I thought I'd offer you some clips from some Christmas specials we are all subjected to this time of year. Shows we watched whether we liked it or not. Luckily for me, I liked the weird stuff...

 Every year we watch the lovable, weird-ass claymation cartoons of Rankin/Bass Christmas, but does anyone ever stop to think how completely CREEPY it all was? I mean think about this: A freaked out yeti, talking snowmen, manipulative, gnarly-looking wizards, a reindeer who's nose can be seen from outer space, a prospector named Yukon Cornelius POOP (who sniffs and licks his axe), an elf that wants to be a dentist, misfit toys, the heat and snow misers, and the list goes on. Of course there was singing and dancing to try and make the weird little creatures make some sort of sense to our young, impressionable minds. And even though they were creepy-as-fuck, I admit that they were also lovable. Maybe because they were creepy I let them grow on my three-sizes-too-small heart.

So here you go my readers, remember back to a time when you were young and innocent, and watch a few clips from the old festive cartoons I'm sure are still being played on mainstream networks somewhere right now. Because the holiday isn't complete without them:

This shaped my childhood folks, and I watched this stuff EVERY YEAR. Bet you did too! Who's your favourite of this strange lot? I have to admit, I think the creepiest one is Yukon. Dude, the way you lick that pickaxe...just not right man.


  1. I watched the then and still do. The Dentist elf gave me the creeps!

  2. Ahh. These bring back memories. I am looking for them so I can record on the DVR. So far I've got Rudolf.

  3. I always enjoyed stop motion animation....

  4. Remember in Rudoplh how after being completely humiliated and ostracized by the alpha-male reindeer coach, our titular hero is further shat upon by the jolly old elf himself? Seriously, Santa comes off as a total dick in that show.

  5. I've seen a lot of f'd up stuff in my day, but these Christmas claymation specials chill me to the bone and I avoid them at all costs!

  6. I was just watching I year without Santa last night. Have you ever noticed how stinkin' creepy the little mini-misers are??? UGH!


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