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Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

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The idea of Santa's elves using "frostbite" as a curse word was previously used in the play 'The Workshop,' which debuted several years before this special aired. See more »

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Magee: This is it, people! 364 days of planning, one night of perfect execution.
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References A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) See more »

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Carol of the Bells
Written by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (as Mykola Leontovych) and Peter Wilhousky (as Peter J. Wilhousky)
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One of the Best Christmas Shorts Out There
21 December 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Prep & Landing (2009)

**** (out of 4)

I hate using the word "classic" on recent films as I believe they need time to grow into that but there's no question that this here is one of the best animated shorts I've seen in a very long time. An elf named Wayne (voice of Dave Foley) is expecting a promotion from Santa but when he's passed over he decides to take his job less seriously the next year, which ends up possibly causing a young boy his Christmas presents. The entire set-up of this short film is without question one of the most imaginative and entertaining that I've seen. The "prep and landing" refers to the elves job as they have to prep the house to make sure everyone is asleep and make sure that Santa's landing will allow him to get into the house without being noticed. This was such a nice and catchy way to tell the Santa legend that I can't help but think people will get a big kick out of it. Of course, it doesn't hurt that this Disney short features some terrific animation and most importantly it has some very memorable characters. Foley really does a fine job bringing Wayne to life and I thought he was terrific in the voice role and really adds a lot to the film. At just over twenty-minutes there's not a slow second to be found here and instead there are just good laughs and a terrific time.


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