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Holiday Highlights (1940)

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Blackout gags about the holidays. New Year's (the baby speaks to us). Valentine's Day (it's Leap Year, so the girl turns to the boy) Washington's Birthday (the cherry tree story). Arbor Day... See full summary »


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Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ...
College Professor (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ...
Little Girl (voice) (uncredited)
New Year Baby / Tommy / George Washington / Dog / Fox / Turkey (voice) (uncredited)
Gil Warren ...
Various (voice) (uncredited)


Blackout gags about the holidays. New Year's (the baby speaks to us). Valentine's Day (it's Leap Year, so the girl turns to the boy) Washington's Birthday (the cherry tree story). Arbor Day (a dog directs the placement of the tree). Easter (the bunny is menaced by the fox, who turns out to be a softy). April 1: no picture. Mother's Day: a decidedly low key reunion. Graduation day: the boy gets his diploma, and promptly joins a bread line. Halloween: the witch rides her broom, towing an advertising banner. Thanksgiving: A turkey for dinner, in more ways than one. Christmas: Santa's sleigh is an ice cream truck. New Year's: The Tournament of Roses parade; we see some floats. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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12 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vive les jours fériés !  »

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Narrator: Thanksgiving: a turkey day and a day of feasting throughout the land, when everyone has a turkey for dinner.
Turkey: [praying, speaking indistinctly] And thank you for this lovely turkey. TURKEY? WHAT AM I SAYING?
[he runs off; his tail feathers form a circle, then follow him]
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Spoofs The Lone Ranger (1938) See more »


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Fibber McGee's holidays
19 March 2010 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

As always, Tex Avery lampoons an otherwise "normal" topic with a series of blackout gags. In this case, a number of the year's notable holidays are the target. The part about leap year was apparently an old tradition in which girls were supposed to propose to boys on leap year. George Washington's birthday incorporates the cherry tree...and an Artie Auerbach quote. The characters in the graduation sequence are caricatures of Gildersleeve and Fibber McGee from the radio show "Fibber McGee and Molly".

The part about there being two Thanksgivings is because Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving back a week, which the Republicans didn't like. Just like the current health care bill, they can't agree on anything! Why the absence of St. Patrick's Day and Independence Day? Who knows. All in all, "Holiday Highlights" isn't Avery's best cartoon, but worth seeing, if only once.

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