The Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas

The Night Before Christmas: A Visit From St. Nicholas

The Night Before Christmas was originally a 1968 animated television special, with background music provided by the Norman Luboff Choir.  It was regularly shown for about 10 years as a holiday special, but it has since disappeared from television.  The classic holiday cartoon tells the heartwarming true story of how Clement C. Moore came to write the Christmas poem beloved by generations of children, and includes a joyous retelling of the charming A Visit from St. Nicholas.

In the film, Clement Moore goes on a short trip just before Christmas to give a series of lectures at a university, and he promises to get his daughter Charity a storybook about Santa Claus for Christmas while he is away.  Charity develops pneumonia while he’s gone, and the doctor says she might not survive.  When Clement arrives back home, he’s distraught to see his beloved daughter near death.  Making things even worse, he hadn’t found any books about Santa Claus when he went shopping, and even through her fever she’s asking for one.  Feeling that he has broken his promise, he decides to write a story of his own and read it to her; it is the story which became A Visit from St. Nicholas.

The Night Before Christmas (1968)

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Very Sad Santa: A Fairytale of New York

Very Sad Santa: A Fairytale of New York

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

Christmas is there,
This Merry Christmas, gifts full arms,
Who heats our hearts and brings the joy,
Day of the most beautiful memories,
More beautiful day of the year.

-Washington Irving

The Pogues and Kirsty McColl: Fairytale of New York

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Merry Christmas: Santa’s Sitting on a Pretzel Stick!

Merry Christmas: Santa’s Sitting on a Pretzel Stick!

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

Wishing You a Joyeux Noël!

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Saving Christmas, or Maybe Knot!

Saving Christmas, or Maybe Knot!

Saving Christmas is a wickedly funny animated stop-motion madness, written, directed and produced by Rohitash Rao. Santa’s gotten into a little car accident and he’s little bit… uhm… dead. But not to worry. A group of aliens is out to save the (Christmas) day, delivering all the presents. Obviously, they’ll not be back for the next year.  So, this was the last Christmas ever.

Saving Christmas, or Maybe Knot!

(No Reindeer Were Injured in the Production of this Film)

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Santas All Around: Merry Christmas!!

Santas All Around: Merry Christmas!!

Santas Everywhere: Merry Christmas!!

And Here Are Some Very Silly Santa Capers!

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Photo of the Day: Desperately Lonely Santa

My Faves for Sunday, December 09, 2007

“Photo of the Day: Alluring Sexy Fox.” This is an extremely engaging, sexy photograph. It is presented in high-resolution, and accompanied by a very attractive photo-gallery.

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“Photos of the Day: Vintage Christmas “Found Photos.” This is a set of vintage Christmas “found photos.” They range from the humorous, to the downright strange. My personal favorite is “The Most Unfortunate Midnight Mass Ever.”

For a good chuckle, take a look at these. Best wishes and Happy Holidays to all!!

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