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  1. 20 Dec '14 08:27 / 1 edit
    I think I have been a bit UK centric, so here is something from the other side of the pond. It must be at least 30-35 years since I last saw this, but I could still remember the scene where Linus walks out onto stage and explains the meaning of Christmas.

    YouTube

    Apparently, the producers thought this was going to be a disaster, with its rather slow storyline, jazz soundtrack and clunky animation. But as something pointing a finger at the commercialisation of Christmas, it sort of makes a point.
  2. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    21 Dec '14 01:09
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    I think I have been a bit UK centric, so here is something from the other side of the pond. It must be at least 30-35 years since I last saw this, but I could still remember the scene where Linus walks out onto stage and explains the meaning of Christmas.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQeKdvXliIU

    Apparently, the producers thought this was goin ...[text shortened]... as something pointing a finger at the commercialisation of Christmas, it sort of makes a point.
    I know grown men who make a point of pulling out the DVD of this and watching it every Christmas.
  3. 21 Dec '14 10:45
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Apparently, the producers thought this was going to be a disaster, with its rather slow storyline, jazz soundtrack and clunky animation. But as something pointing a finger at the commercialisation of Christmas, it sort of makes a point.
    They had a point, really. Wonky, and about as subtle as a sledge hammer. It would never be a success on this side of the pond, that's for sure. In fact, the only thing I've ever seen which came close in animation style, music, and forced application of message, are ZdenΔ›k Miler's Little Mole films. And even those were not nearly as blatant about their message - and they were from Communist Czechoslovakia!

    Mind you, I'm not sure that Christmas Eastenders is much better. Or Sissi, for that matter.
  4. 21 Dec '14 13:11 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I know grown men who make a point of pulling out the DVD of this and watching it every Christmas.
    We are all softies at heart. πŸ™‚
  5. 21 Dec '14 13:13
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    They had a point, really. Wonky, and about as subtle as a sledge hammer. It would never be a success on this side of the pond, that's for sure. In fact, the only thing I've ever seen which came close in animation style, music, and forced application of message, are ZdenΔ›k Miler's Little Mole films. And even those were not nearly as blatant about ...[text shortened]... !

    Mind you, I'm not sure that Christmas Eastenders is much better. Or Sissi, for that matter.
    You are going to be tired on Christmas Day after all those visitors the night before.....πŸ˜‰
  6. 21 Dec '14 13:26
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    You are going to be tired on Christmas Day after all those visitors the night before.....πŸ˜‰
    Eh?
  7. 21 Dec '14 15:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Eh?
    You sounded as though you weren't quite in the Christmas mood, Ebenezer.

    πŸ˜‰
  8. 21 Dec '14 15:30
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    You sounded as though you weren't quite in the Christmas mood, Ebenezer.
    I love christmas. It's glurge and commercialisation I hate.
  9. 21 Dec '14 16:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    I love christmas. It's glurge and commercialisation I hate.
    I didn't realise there was a difference. πŸ™
  10. 21 Dec '14 17:23
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    I didn't realise there was a difference. πŸ™
    Yeah... unfortunately, neither do most people. I must commend Mr. Outsider for featuring a good dose of antidote in this series.