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" data-medium-file="https://samhainsgrim.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_1814.png?w=300" data-large-file="https://samhainsgrim.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_1814.png?w=490" src="https://samhainsgrim.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_1814.png?w=1024" alt="" class="wp-image-16270" srcset="https://samhainsgrim.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_1814.png?w=1024 1024w, https://samhainsgrim.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_1814.png?w=150 150w, https://samhainsgrim.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_1814.png?w=300 300w, https://samhainsgrim.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_1814.png?w=768 768w, https://samhainsgrim.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_1814.png 1792w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" />Original broadcast day December 9, 1972
For today’s Christmas post, we’re going to take a look in ~ A Christmas Story. No, not that Christmas Story, the very first one. Way before Ralphie began obsessing end a BB gun, the duo of wilhelm Hanna and also Joseph Barbera brought us a story about a mouse and a dog do the efforts to get a last-minute letter come Santa Claus. Not acquainted with this one? That’s not surprising as it didn’t have actually much remaining power. Sure, it was still shown on tv from time to time together late as the 1990s, however it feel like also Hanna-Barbera composed this one off as a bunch of the original music created for it would be repurposed simply fives years later on for the much more popular Christmas special A Flintstone Christmas.

You are watching: A christmas story 1972

Hanna-Barbera produced plenty of Christmas specials end the years. The firm is often a punching bag in the animation community since of the low quality that came to be representative of television animation, i m sorry is unfortunate together the duo indigenous which the agency gets its surname were hugely important contributors to computer animation in general. It just so happens their best contribution to the human being of computer animation occurred prior to the founding of their agency when the team created Tom and Jerry. Because that television, yeah, it’s true the output wasn’t great. Part stuff is much better than others, but little is important celebrated.


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I do provide the company credit though for being large on Christmas. I require a lot of material to carry out this year in and year out and I deserve to usually counting on Hanna-Barbera to to fill a work or 2 each year. A Christmas Story could be our deepest pull however though once it concerns the company. It was directed through the duo of Hanna and Barbera and was composed by the pair Ken Spears and Joe Ruby, that would follow in their boss’ footsteps and also found their own studio, Ruby-Spears, in 1977. Castle were huge contributors in ~ Hanna-Barbera for developing Scooby Doo and their agency would take care of the likes the Thundarr the Barbarian and also Alvin and also the Chipmunks. The company was at some point acquired by Hanna-Barbera with its parental company, Taft Entertainment, and was part of the sale to Turner transfer in 1991 for this reason both Ruby and also Spears weren’t yes, really away from Hanna-Barbera for very long.


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A Christmas Story is about as simple as its location implies. We’re going come be presented to small Timmy (Walter Tetley) and also his family at the start. It’s an idyllic Christmas setting as mommy (Janet Waldo) decorates the tree while dad (Don Messick) sit on his ass reading a newspaper. It’s difficult to say what time period this story is set in, maybe the 30s or maybe even 40s, yet certainly not present day for 1972. Timmy requirements to acquire to bed, however he reminds his father the he fan him a Christmas story so he division out A Visit indigenous St. Nicholas and also even describes it by the exactly title, despite he go botch the finish by saying “Merry Christmas,” as opposed to “Happy Christmas.”


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Once Timmy is in bed, we’re properly introduced to the real stars that the short, a basset hound called Goober (Paul Winchell basically doing his Tigger voice) and a mouse named Gumdrop (Daws Butler, basically doing his Elroy Jetson voice, which he provided on numerous characters). Goober and also Gumdrop obey the standard computer animation rule that pets can converse with one another, yet not humans. Goober help Gumdrop cave his stocking alongside the stockings for the remainder of the family prior to retiring because that the evening. As he heads to his computer mouse hole, he notices something under a table: Timmy’s letter come Santa. Gumdrop panics and informs Goober it’s as much as them to conserve Christmas for Timmy by making sure Santa gets his letter.


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How carry out a mouse and also dog gain a letter come Santa ~ above Christmas Eve? Well, they simply head outside and start looking. At first, Goober (who is sporting a cute, little, green, hat) has some trouble v a slippery walk and does the Charlie Brown-sliding-into-a-tree gag complete with snow falling from the tree come cover him. It’s not particularly well animated, i beg your pardon is true for the one-of-a-kind as a whole. Obtain ready to watch a the majority of repeating images as Goober and also Gumdrop journey through the night.


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As the find for Santa begins, the first of three musical montages begin. The song for this one, “Where execute You Look because that Santa?” is distinct in that it won’t be repurposed under the road for a brand-new Hanna-Barbera Christmas special. The track is practical in nature, and strongly each other a song we’ll hear later. As it plays, Goober and also Gumdrop look all over town, ride a sleigh, and shot to be cute as animation is recycled rather liberally throughout.


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As the 2 search for Santa, Gumdrop operation afoul the a corridor of cats. They’re reportedly lead by a cat named Sleezer (Winchell) that is accompanied by the likes of Polecat (John Stephenson) and Fatcat (Hal Smith), amongst others. Cat obviously don’t take too kindly to mice out on your own and they give him part trouble. It’s usually the show’s only section the comedic violence together Gumdrop prevents catastrophe when the cats do not. The just worthwhile gag is Fatcat deploying a claw favor a switchblade before getting it captured in a fence panel.


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Eventually, Gumdrop wisens up and also simply hollars for Goober come come conserve him (I’m not really sure what he was doing this totality time). Goober, being a dog, basically just has to run right into the alley whereby this is all going under to fear the cats away. He’s a little of one oaf though as he falls over and takes ~ above the kind of a snowball and crashes right into some rubbish cans, along with the cat gang which quickly scatters. Together Gumdrop asks that if he’s all right, that replies he’s fine save for the bells ringing in his ears. Gumdrop have the right to hear the bells too, and the two turn their gaze in the direction of the heavens where Santa (Hal smith again who was reportedly charged with just voicing fat characters) can be checked out flying overhead v a mere 6 reindeer. He also starts to speak to them out by name, but stops after listing only four so regarding avoid shouting the surname of two reindeer clearly not present.


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Gumdrop and Goober then basically chase after Santa hoping to record him together he beginning a house. There, they hope to simply provide him Timmy’s letter. How he will administer toys without the assist of his workshop is no something this special appears concerned with. As the 2 run from residence to residence they have small luck, as they keep missing him.


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Gumdrop decides they’re going around this every wrong and need come think prefer Santa, every little thing that means. They decide to go to a residence with a bunch of kids and also settle top top the home of the Andersons. Once they arrive, they view Santa has actually yet to visit and also there’s a ladder conveniently left the end in the snow. Gumdrop and also Goober head up to the roof, v Goober demonstrating a fear of heights. When he goes come hand Gumdrop Timmy’s letter, it gets blown away. As Goober reaches for it, the ladder splits forcing that to use the remaining pieces choose stilts as he chases after ~ the letter ultimately securing it in his jaws, before falling into the snow.


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It’s over there a postman, who for some factor is out moving mail on Christmas Eve, find Goober. No seeing this as a equipment to their trouble (who far better to supply Santa a letter than a letter carrier), the mail carrier actually i do not care a hindrance as soon as he presume Goober acquired locked out of his house. The puts the dog in his old timey mail truck and also locks the doors before heading turn off to deliver much more mail.


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Gumdrop sees Goober’s plight and hops onto the truck. That instructs Goober exactly how to open the door, yet the dog coincidentally knocks the automobile into gear and they begin rolling along. Gumdrop do the efforts to direct the dog, however in a surprising bit of realism Goober has actually no idea which means is left or right. The two at some point crash into a tree which frees Goober native the truck and the two have improbably escaped the crash injury-free.


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It’s at this suggest Goober starts to have doubts, yet Gumdrop reminds the to have actually hope, i beg your pardon ushers in a musical variety of the same name. If you’ve viewed A Flintstone Christmas, climate you’ve heard this song as it’s the exact same one offered after Wilma speak Pebbles to do the same. It’s actually a sweet little number capped off v the line “Hope trust in Santa Claus.” i don’t know who sings that though together it’s missing from the credits. Hoyt Curtin tackled the music direction the the program and presumably composed the song. Susie McCune and also Judi Richards room both attributed as part of the voice cast without a corresponding character so I’m left to assume one of them sang top top this one.


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The montage, which features a goofy intuitive of Gumdrop speak atop Goober together he flies with the waiting via flapping his ears, ends v Goober currently feeling complete of hope. Regrettably though, their tiny ride in the automobile took them away from Santa so currently they need to find him. Gumdrop urges Goober to usage the pet relay, i m sorry is usually the exact same as The Twilight Bark from One-Hundred and One Dalmatians. Goober barks the end that they’re trying to find Santa, and some other dogs (two males sharing a dog house, animation’s very first gay canines?) choose up top top it and also spring right into action. Surprisingly, this sequence isn’t utilized to lug in some an ext famous Hanna-Barbera canines because that a cameo, yet we execute see a dog bossing the gang of cats from previously around.


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This then ushers in another familiar music montage, “Which One is the genuine Santa Claus?” The sequence will certainly be remade for A Flintstone Christmas as Gumdrop and also Goober look because that the actual Santa among a sea of fake ones. It’s a cute song, however at this suggest feels choose padding (which the is). It additionally doesn’t assist that it sounds an dreadful lot prefer “Where carry out You Look for Santa?” They at some point spot the real Santa together he’s heading into another house. Gumdrop then folds Timmy’s letter right into a record airplane and also fires away. As the two prematurely celebrate, the file airplane misses the mark and comes to rest in the cold snow. Santa is leaving, our heroes have failed, and also Timmy is surely doomed.


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Gumdrop and also Goober mope their means back house upset lock couldn’t gain the letter come Santa. Together they head inside, Gumdrop factors that possibly there’s still a chance and they can provide Santa the letter as soon as he visits your house. Goober though automatically falls asleep despite Gumdrop’s urging versus doing together a thing, and he too drops asleep. Together they sleep together by the fire, a hand reaches under to snatch Timmy’s letter!


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The next morning, the two are woken increase by the cries that Timmy. They are not sad cries though, for Timmy finds the underside that the household tree full of toys and also presents. The little racist also got the native American headdress he wanted! Goober and also Gumdrop space shocked to check out that Timmy acquired what he wanted, and Gumdrop then notices Timmy’s letter on the floor. It’s to be opened, and the only explanation is the Santa walk come and also found the letter. They climate take note of their very own stockings, i m sorry Gumdrop’s has actually grown in size considerably, which are overflowing with goodies.


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Timmy bring away time the end from his revelry to ask his parents if they got what castle asked for. Timmy’s mommy then educates him lock asked for peace on planet (so they acquire extra presents). Timmy climate runs come the home window and tells his parents that’s what Santa wants too! together the family members looks the end the window, Santa has actually written “Peace ~ above Earth” in pixie dust or everything in the sky. His “ho ho ho” signals that this is the finish for A Christmas Story.


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A Christmas Story is a nice safe, conventional, little tale. The animal protagonists give it a cutesy high quality as the two simply want to do a small boy’s Christmas wish come true. There room no real stakes though, had actually they failure Timmy simply doesn’t get any type of presents. He’s not ill or anything, simply a kid who wants some toys. Goober and Gumdrop are just good-hearted characters with no real personality to speak of. Goober, i suppose, is a little clumsy, yet that’s usually it as far as personality traits go. The cat gang was likewise full of an extremely generic personalities all basically identified by your appearance. Over there must have actually been part desire by the studio to keep its usual cast away native this one, however it’s same to wonder if the would have actually been far better suited to simply use Augie Doggy or do it a Mr. Jinks cartoon v the computer mouse duo of Pixie and also Dixie.


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Easily the best component of this unique is the music. “Sounds of Christmas Day” opens up the cartoon and also it’s a nice small tune. It’s perfectly cast as a song produced for a Christmas special; it’s nice to hear in the short, yet probably no a tune one would request ~ above the radio. I carry out think “Hope” is a bit better, though it’s definitely more melancholly. It’s sweet though, and the other songs room fine as well. I think a special must be commended for not simply relying on publicly domain songs. There is a little bit of “O Come, all Ye Faithful,” yet it’s being sung by carolers for this reason that provides perfect sense offered the use. Considering these original songs are the most memorable facet of the short, it’s no surprise it fell into obscurity due to the fact that they were every recycled because that A Flintstone Christmas. If you’re a network executive choosing in between two Hanna-Barbera Christmas specials come air, you’re going to side v The Flintstones ripe times out ten provided the choice. And also that special, regardless of featuring one unnecessary amount of padding together well, is premium to this one and one i unironically enjoy.

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Considering it’s hard to find even The Flintstones in this day and age on television, the possibilities of any kind of network airing A Christmas Story in 2020 are nil. The special was exit on VHS in 1989 and reissued in the 90s after the Turner acquisition. It’s currently obtainable as component of the Warner Home video burn-on-demand company under the title Hanna-Barbera Christmas Classics. Buying the there likewise gets you the specials The city Santa Forgot and also Casper’s an initial Christmas. And also since watch no one provides a shit about it, it’s additionally pretty straightforward to find streaming digital for free. Watch it if you’re ailing of A Flintstone Christmas or simply plain never ever liked that one, yet enjoyed the songs.