Welcome to Holiday Season 2021! It’s been a long year, but we’re determined to send this one out with a bang!
On this week’s episode, we attempt to explain the weirdo madness of Rankin/Bass’s 1985 special The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus! Based on a story written by “Wizard of Oz” author L. Frank Baum, this special features a council of immortal wood nymphs, an army of invisible trolls, and an elf that may or may not have inspired a character in The Legend of Zelda. Oh, and somewhere in all that there’s the origin story of Santa Claus.
Also in this week’s show, we take some time to sample a few holiday libations, break down what it means to be a Christmas movie, and share our pitches for The Christmas Chronicles 3!
SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
- The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus is available on DVD
- See Also: The last time we pondered whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie
- Youtuber Worthikids replicating that Rankin/Bass look and feel
- Masters of the Maze
- KRANKOMETER: (2, 0)
Questions? Complaints? Requests? Hit us up at XmasCreeps@gmail.com!