Merry Christmas! Remembering Heat Miser/Snow Miser

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    I'm sorry for posting this, but it's one of my best memories as a child and I really liked the song! [​IMG]
     
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    Can't blame you.
    I always enjoyed that one.

    But my favorite has to be the one they don't show on TV anymore,


    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
     
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    Oh yes! That one is actually STILL fun to watch even as an adult! I like these:

    Little Drummer Boy (one of the oldest)
    Santa Claus is Coming to Town (cheesy, but loved as a child)
    Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (it's very well written and told, less childish than the others)
    The Year Without a Santa Claus (that's the Heat/Snow Miser one)

    Then there were a few I liked but wasn't crazy about:

    Frosty the Snowman
    Rudolf the Red Nosed Raindeer
    Rudolf's Shiny New Year
    Drummer Boy 2 (I forgot the name)
     
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    They call me Heat Miser! Whatever I touch...tends to melt in my clutch...I'm too much!

    I loved that special. My family looks forward to it every Christmas.
     
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    I remember the first video, havn't seen the second one before.
     
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    Shame I only have local TV this year. I'll have to take drastic measures and "acquire" these Christmas specials in "other ways". [​IMG]
     
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    No one in my house celebrate Christmas anymore due to issues from last year, I don't want to go into but I love the Flintstones Scrooge specials and the Animaniacs Scrooge special as well ^.^
     
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    I'd probably watch the specials even if I didn't celebrate Christmas. I actually had a Jewish friend who watched them. In a way, Santa Claus isn't technically glorifying Jesus since he has little to do with him (or at least, the way we've made him), besides the date Jesus was born. He's strayed far from being St Nicholas and become more of a fun thing for kids (and in a sick twisted way, a tool for toy corporations to make huge profits off of kids).
     
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    Ok. That's the first time i've ever seen those Misers... yet the song is kind of addictive ;]. Could someone explain what is ther origin etc ? [​IMG] I'm tempted to watch the full version.
     
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    Fox Family might be having a special for those cartoons, can't be too sure.
     
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    These songs are from an hour long childrens' Christmas special called the Year Without a Santa Claus. This special and dozens of others like it were made from the 1960's-1980's. The clay animation specials including this one were made by directors Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass. Some of their works included:

    Little Drummer Boy
    Santa Claus is Coming to Town
    The Year Without a Santa Claus
    Rudolf the Red Nosed Raindeer
    Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    They did some more and even some sequels to these specials too. And they did the 1977 TV special of The Hobbit (a cartoon as opposed to clay. to my knowledge, the only film version of the Hobbit until the new one comes out in a few years).

    Another one of my favorites is their version of Wind in the Willows (with Mr Toad). It was made in 1987, has really lovely 2D cartoon animation, great voices, and a really touching and haunting theme song.