The spirit of Christmas past

My past, anyway. If you’re as old as I am, you might remember this one from your own childhood, when television was black and white and CGI had yet to be invented.

9 Responses to The spirit of Christmas past

  1. Laura B Mielcarek says:

    Well…that was…something.

    One question — does Santa look Asian to you?

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  2. egorr says:

    Intreresting!
    My family couldn’t afford a TV until 1968, so I missed out on a lot of this early B&W stuff.

    That’s okay, I learned TV repair so we could have a color tv back in ’70 – it was a 1955 RCA that my brother and I rebuilt… picture wasn’t that great, but we got it working!

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  3. John Holton says:

    I grew up watching this every Christmastime. The stop action, according to Wikipedia, was done by a man named Wah Ming Chang (without CGI or any sort of computer help), which might have something to do with why Santa looks Asian. Wah also did a stop-action version of “Suzy Snowflake.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaUBpsn4QjQ

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  4. Oh I remember that! Being SURE they were tracking his progress too (I’m presuming that is the old time-y Santa and his reindeer sleigh ‘tracker’ that the Big Three used ‘in the day’)? And just FYI, we’re NOT “old”, we’re finely aged like good wine, or mature, like good cheese, or seasoned. 😉 Happy Chrip-mas to you!

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  5. er… CHIRP-mas. *grumble*

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  6. Ah, yes, stop motion I think it was called. In the beginning, even black and white TV seemed magical. I even watched the cooking shows. 😀 — Suzanne

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