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This is probably the sickest, most demented thing ever put on film. Which, of course, is what makes it so brilliant. It is disgusting and banal, not to mention perverse and profane. But simply the idea of Santa and Jesus fighting it out at a Mall to decide who Christmas is really about is something worth watching. There's a reason SOUTH PARK is such a brilliant television show and it's all here.
The Spirit of Christmas (a.k.a South Park The Un-Aired Plot of 1995),
is actually the second instalment of South Park Christmas shorts, with
1992 The Spirit of Christmas: Mr.Frost being the pioneer. And if you
are looking for an original South Park short with what every fan loves
most about, you shouldn't miss this one. And here is why:
* A strong character goal -->> Stan and Kyle seek the true meaning of Christmas during a discussion
* One Amazing Story Catalyst -->> Jesus descends into town in the middle of Stan and Kyle's discussion
* Not a character driven story, but story driven characters -->> One of the unique episodes that doesn't follow what Stan does, it follows instead what Jesus does
* Memorable lines -->> (1) Jesus: Tomorrow is my birthday
Stan: Your birthday is on Christmas? That sucks dude!
(2) Cartman: I say we help Santa Claus.
Kyle: Your just saying that because he brings you candy.
Cartman: Hey I don't have to take that kind of sh*t from a Jew.
Kyle: Your such a fat f*ck Cartman that when you walk down the street people go darn that kids a big fat f*ck.
* Kenny is getting killed losing her nob, alongside to 6 other Southpark civilians, her screaming for death is her only line
* And the best of all -->> Jesus combats Santa Claus hand to hand.
If my research is not wrong, this animation short has come out just before the Chipmunks' Christmas Special that year, remember where Dave tells the chipmunks that Christmas is not just about presents when Alvin collects money to buy himself a Christmas gift. Of all the Christmas animations and cartoons, I'd vote for the South Park Christmas short. This is pure and original fun.
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It all began one afternoon in South Park, Colorado. Four young boys, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny were singing Christmas carols when suddenly Stan points out that Kyle is Jewish and should only sing Hanukkah songs, so Kyle begins singing the Dradel song. Cartman pokes fun at him and throws a bunch of slurs his way. Kyle counters. Suddenly, down flutters none other than Jesus Christ Himself! His birthday was almost here and yet something wasn't right. He was here to visit a place called 'The Mall'. So the boys take him to the mall to see the jolly, bearded one himself, Santa Claus, who was busy with children on his lap. Jesus was angry that Santa was causing attention to be focused more on him and less on Jesus. Santa denies it. So, they launch into immortal combat, Kung Fu style. Some poor, innocent children are killed in the process. Jesus shoots fireballs at Santa, who counters with some magic of his own which kills poor Kenny. Stan and Kyle cheer on Santa, but a glare from Jesus makes them change their side. Well the fight rages on and now Stan, Kyle and Cartman began fighting amongst themselves, when all of a sudden, who should come skating in but Brian Boitano himself! He manages to solve the entire grievance. So Santa and Jesus learn to compromise and coexist. So they rejoice together and go have an orange smoothee. As for the kids, they were absolutely stoked about being able to talk to THE Brian Boitano. The kids had learned a valuable lesson: Christmas is about one very, important thing: presents.
This special predates the raunchy Comedy Central show, South Park. Before they made the show, Trey Parker and Matt Stone created this 5 minute short as a Christmas card for all their friends. This one was a sequel to another holiday short they made back in 1992 in which Jesus Christ fought Frosty, a killer snowman. In that one, the boys didn't have names, but the one who looked like Cartman was killed, and so was the one who looked like Kenny. I've seen clips of it and the animation is very poor. The animation quality to this Spirit of Christmas is pretty bad too, but this is because we're so used to the current episodes of South Park done on computers. The Spirit of Christmas was done entirely with construction paper and a fairly easy animation process. I wish they would release this on DVD!! I just recently downloaded it off the Internet. I thought it was good. They should include it on a season set DVD. I don't know why they won't. Include it and that 1992 Spirit of Christmas. That's what the public yearns for. But anyway, if you can find it, and you're a big fan of South Park, then by all means check out The Spirit of Christmas today!! Trey Parker voices Stan, Cartman, and Santa Claus. Matt Stone voices Kyle, Kenny, and Jesus. it's pretty ironic that Matt voices Jesus because they both are Jewish. I recommend The Spirit of Christmas, though it's very vulgar, brutal and violent, it's still real funny!
A very funny short that premiered the the "South Park" universe to the
world. See Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Cartman, and Brian Boytano in the middle of
the epic feud between Jesus and Santa.
It is tremendously funny and true to the South Park we know and love. See it if you can!
'The Spirit of Christmas' is the animated short film made by Trey
Parker and Matt Stone that would lead up to the big comedy hit 'South
Park' and the movie 'South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut'. If you like
'South Park' you just have to see this hilarious piece of comedy.
The characters as we know them meet Jesus and later Santa Clause. The two get in a fight over who is more important for Christmas. Brian Botano shows up and learns them about the true meaning of Christmas.
'The Spirit of Christmas' is too offensive for some people, like 'South Park' is, but if you understand it is all in good fun there is good a chance you will appreciate this very funny short.
I've been a fan of this short for years, and the biggest surprise of life came when I found out that the two guys that did Cannibal: The Musical also did this. This short is a classic little bit of comedy that proves just how far some imagination and construction paper can get a person.
This, as most of you know is the second "Spirit of Christmas" the first being re-titled to "Mr. Frosty" both contained the sharp wit, the crudeness that we all enjoy. It took me a while to find a good quality copy of this cartoon to watch, and I am glad I did. In this golden Parker-nugget the boys have an encounter with Jesus looking for Santa Claus...to kick the living sh*t out of him. When Ole' St. Nick and Jesus battle it out the boys consult one of their idols: Brian Biotana. Brian Teaches them the way and shows the boys that shouldn't think of things like "who's going to win Santa or Jesus" but to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. In the end the South Park boys find the true meaning of Christmas....PRESENTS!
stars: Trey Parker as Stan, Cartman, Santa and Brian Boitano.
Matt Stone as Kyle, Jesus and Kenny.
A cheaply done 5 minute Chrismtas card....and it's pretty good. it's about Jesus coming to South Park to find Santa and they get in a fight (killing Kenny). Meanwhile the foul mouthed boys cuss and cuss and even meet Brian Boitano. i watched it on the internet and I'm not sure where to find it. It's good though and any fan of South Park should watch it. Contains language and violence.
My rating: B. 5 mins.
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Just before Matt Stone and Trey Parker made history with South Park,
Fox executive Brian Graden commissioned a Christmas card for the duo to
create. The Spirit of Christmas is the very funny and aggressive look
at the modern Christmas ideal through the eyes of our favorite foursome
form South Park.
What makes it funny to start off is it begins like a normal Christmas card, but then sinks right into the racist and crude humor that the series is most famous for. But the true inspiration is the religious and Christmas symbols, Jesus and Santa Claus, dueling a-la Mortal Combat about whether Christmas is for giving or remembering Jesus' birth. Then out of nowhere comes ice skater Brian Boitano to explain the meaning of Christmas. A small taste of random celebrity teasing found later in the show. Of course Jesus and Santa make up (not acknowledging they have killed Kenny and other students in the crossfire) and Stan and Kyle reveal the true meaning of Christmas, I will not dare spoil it for those who haven't seen it.
This short is both offensive, aggressive, profane, and outrageously funny. A classic for South Park fans and non-fans alike.
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If you're a nice one you could say Parker and Trey Parker and Matt
Stone were among the most creative 20-something-year-old's of the 90s,
if not you could say their creative process pretty much rested during
this and the start of the TV series South Park two years later. In any
case, the two are in their early 40s now and the show is two weeks away
from going into its 17th season. A truly respectable feat. While many
say that it's gotten worse over the years, I think it's still one of
the most entertaining animated shows on television and if there was any
decline in quality, it was minor.
In any case, this short film is pretty much your usual South Park episode packed in 25% of the running time. The boys are all there and also look pretty much exactly the same on the show. Their behavior doesn't differ much, including the obscene language. Cartman is the prick he's always been. Kenny shall die. And we also get our piece of South Park moral at the end.
It's South Park meets Celebrity Deathmatch as old acquaintances Santa and Jesus battle each other other in their fight to show humanity (metaphorically the 4 kids) what Christmas really is about and convince them that their position is the right one. And as always with South Park, there is no black and white result, but the solution to the issue is all kinds of shades. I'm pretty sure, nobody really watches this before he actually came across the series, but those 5 minutes are surely worth a watch for fans of the show when the newest season goes into Christmas break again.
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