Friday, December 12, 2008

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?

8 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!!!