Skip to main content

Claymation Christmas

'tis the season for tv christmas specials. we all have our favorites, and some of the new ones that have come out (like 'olive the other reindeer' for example) are pretty good, too. but this clip is from the 1987 special: "a claymation christmas." this particular scene is a rendition of 'we three kings' that instantly moved that song to the top of my list of christmas carols, where it remains today. i simply remember laughing and laughing everytime the chorus rolled around (don't forget that i was 11). anyway, enjoy this clip and answer me this question: what are your favorite tv christmas specials?

Comments

doodlebugmom said…
I had to buy this Claymation Christmas special on dvd last year. I love all of them,but my very favorite is the Grinch (the cartoon, not the Jim Carey remake). I love how Christmas comes anyway even without the roast beast!

Linda
PS I wandered over hear from the blog formerly known as locust & honey.
greg. said…
welcome!
Megan said…
I love the Grinch (original) as well. I remember loving Rudolph so much growing up - maybe because it was longer and seemed more like a movie. Oh yeah and Charlie Brown's Christmas, you can't beat the music in that!
Mary said…
i love Clamation Christmas! why don't they reshow that on tv instead of dennis the mennis' christmas!

oh here we come a waffleing....!

im also a die hard for A Christmas Story. i can't help it. i love it :)
Crafty P said…
that was bizarre! i have never seen that special and all I could think of was the california raisins singing I heard it through the grapevine.

nonetheless, my favorite, hand's down, is Emmett Otter's Jugband CHristmas. it's a Jim Hensen production. the music is so sweet and it was the first DVD I ever owned!
cathyq said…
I love them all, but am particulary fond of The Muppet Christmas Carol. Awesome!!!
Megan said…
Crafty P - I love Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas - I think my brother and I tracked it down a few years ago so we could see it again. How nice that you own it!
Emoly said…
I LOVE THAT VERSION! I sing it that way in my head every time I hear it. Thanks Greg!!!

Popular posts from this blog

#thoughtsandprayers

i made these comments and prayed the following prayer at one of our worship services at SPWF yesterday, and had a few folks asked if i would post them, so there they are: 
It has been a season of terrible tragedy.  And I have noticed in the news a trending phrase: thoughts and prayers.  It even has its own hashtag on twitter and other social media, but net necessarily in a good way.  People are understandably tired of hearing about others’ thoughts and prayers, when that is only a thinly-veiled way of saying that our only obligation to those who suffer is a brief moment of silence, or nothing more than a tweet or public statement.  The truth is that, for those of us who follow Jesus, much is required when our neighbors suffer.  We are called to do justice where we can, to love kindness and mercy, and to walk with God through it all.  But let us be careful not to throw out the proverbial baby with the bathwater.  We are, as people of faith, those who know that prayer is not simply an em…

a divided tree

there is a tree in my back yard.  i'm pretty sure it's an oak tree.  at least that's what i think Shannon told me.  i don't know my oaks from my maples, my elms from my locusts.  to me, it's a tree: a corinthian column bursting up into life and glory.  full of sap and pulp and rings and bugs and cells pulsing with water and always reaching for something.  it is full of rhythm, reach and flourish then fall and die, and repeat. 

this particular tree, though, isn't of one mind. 

half of it's rusted orange leaves have given up their grip and surrendered -gracefully or not - to the pull of gravity and the threat of winter.  the north side of this inauspicious oak is just about bare naked, all sticks and straight lines, a skeleton of itself.  but the side that looks south is stubbornly resisting change.  no longer green, the leaves have compromised their summer vibrancy, but they are clearly not ready to concede death just yet. 

i feel like i can relate to this …

thankful right now

"if the only prayer you ever say in your life is 'thank you,' it will be enough." -Meister Eckhart

"thanksgiving is inseparable from prayer." -John Wesley

i've been thinking about gratitude quite a bit this week, and how to foster a thankful spirit in the midst of the barrage of bad news that for me is punctuated by yet another "breaking news" notification on my phone, interrupting the busyness of my day to rudely remind me that the world's brokenness knows nothing of limits or boundaries, not to mention my schedule or sanity.  still, the bad news keeps coming. 

i just scrolled through my most recent notifications just from the last few days and they contain phrases like "crimes against humanity," "57 million users hacked, but not reported," "alleged pattern of sexual abuse," and "extremely disturbing," just to name a few.  how am i supposed to be present at a staff meeting when my phone is buzzing …