To get us in the Christmas spirit, this week’s List is made-up of three of my favorite holiday videos. They’re black-and-white stop-animations from the 1950’s, and they’re a bit of a tradition in my hometown. People used to wait for them to come on TV each year and gather around each time they came on. When VCR’s were in every home people would rush to record them and then send the tapes to family members living out-of-town.
Today the station posts the videos on-line each year for everyone to enjoy. I am sharing them with you.
- Hardrock, Coco and Joe Here are three friends of the Big Man in the Red Suit that you probably don’t know. This is probably my favorite video. It has also been known to spawned outbursts of, “And Joooooeee,” whenever someone listed names, and what’s not to love about that.
- Frosty the Snowman Frosty is the MAN! Well, the snowman. He looks a little different here than what a lot of us are used to, but he’s still his thumpity-thump-thump self.
- Here Comes Suzy Snowflake Don’t forget Suzy Snowflake who is dressed in a snow-white gown and tapping on the window panes of North Main Street! Born from the classic 1951 song written by Sid Tepper and Roy Brodsky, and most notably performed by Rosemary Clooney, Suzy characterizes everything that is fun about the first snowfall of the year!
I find Hardrock, Coco, and yes, Joe, absolutely adorable. And if you are anything like the me, you’ll catch yourself humming Suzy Snowflake’s little theme song for days! Enjoy!
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Merry Christmas Everyone!