To the tune of The Nutcracker, a number of elves do all the work in a shoe shop.

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To the tune of The Nutcracker, a number of elves do all the work in a shoe shop.

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References Rhapsody in Rivets (1941) See more »

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Chinese Dance
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from "The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played when the elf buttons the boot
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Are you shoe about this? I am!
22 December 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Among the greatest Warner Bros. cartoons were the ones putting the action to music. One example is Friz Freleng's "Holiday for Shoestrings", taking the children's story of the shoe cobbler whose work gets secretly done by elves, and having the elves work to the "Nutcracker" music...with a few gags along the way. If you ask me, this is the way to get people into the holiday spirit; don't bombard people with that awful music and advertising that we have to experience every November and December. This cartoon (plus "Gremlins", "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" and "The Ref") create the perfect amount of yuletide feeling. Just recently became available on DVD on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 5 Disc 2.

PS: one of the elves looked a little bit like Elmer Fudd.


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