A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987)

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Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs guide you along a typical small town's Christmas choral celebration. There's just one catch, the entire town population is made out of clay! Special Guest Stars: The California Raisins!

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Pat Harryman ...
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Roxy Ragozzino ...
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Jim Steinberger ...
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Reid Stewart ...
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Ron Tinsley ...
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Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs guide you along a typical small town's Christmas choral celebration. There's just one catch, the entire town population is made out of clay! Special Guest Stars: The California Raisins!

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One of two claymation holiday specials directed by Will Vinton to win Academy Awards for best animated short (Claymation Easter in 1992). See more »

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Herb: Oh, what I'd give to ice skate with that Margot!
Rex: There's no ice thick enough for the two of you.
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Follows Festival of Claymation (1987) See more »

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Here We Come A-Wassailing
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Waffle? No. Waddle? No. Well, I know it's not "wassail"....
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This is, I believe, the greatest TV Christmas special of all time!

Will Vinton's signature stop-motion animation is in peak form here, with astonishingly well-realized characters, seamless frame-by-frame movement, and fantastically designed sets. Also, whoever wrote this obviously knew exactly what they were doing because the jokes are terrific and the songs are presented in an oddly logical order.

And, of course, the dinosaur hosts are amazing, especially the food-minded Herb, who has a constant quest to discover both the ultimate Christmas snack food and the actual lyrics to "Here We Come A-Wassailing."

The best scene is the "Angels We Have Heard on High" sequence, featuring a ballet performed by walruses De Margo Pontoon and Sir Rudolph Nerves-on-Edge. If you go a holiday season without watching this... well, what the heck *are* you watching?!


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