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A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987)

Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs, Rex and Herb, 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.

Director:

Will Vinton

Writer:

Ralph Liddle
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tim Conner Tim Conner ... Herb
Johnny Counterfit Johnny Counterfit ... Rex
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Black Greg Black ... Singer
Bernadette Coughlin Bernadette Coughlin ... Singer
Kiefer Davis Kiefer Davis ... Singer (voice)
Pat Harryman Pat Harryman ... Singer
Amy Miller Amy Miller ... Singer
Deborah Miller Deborah Miller ... Singer
Joni Miller Joni Miller ... Singer
Roxy Ragozzino Roxy Ragozzino ... Singer (as Roxy Regozzino)
Dan Sachs Dan Sachs ... Singer
Jim Steinberger Jim Steinberger ... Singer
Reid Stewart Reid Stewart ... Singer
Ron Tinsley Ron Tinsley ... Singer
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Storyline

Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs, Rex and Herb, 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Claymation Christmas Celebration See more »

Company Credits

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Will Vinton Studios See more »
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Color
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Trivia

One of two Claymation holiday specials directed by Will Vinton to win the Emmy for Best Animated Short. The other was Claymation Easter (1992). See more »

Quotes

Herb: Cheer up, Rex!
Rex: It's wassail, I know it's wassail.
[he hears elves singing "Here We Come A-Wassailing", this time the "wassail" is correct]
Rex: That's it! Somebody's got it right!
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Connections

Referenced in Good Bad Flicks: We Wish You a Turtle Christmas (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Joy to the World
Written by Isaac Watts (uncredited) and Lowell Mason (uncredited)
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A Forgotten Classic?
30 December 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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!

Apparently today this special is hard to track down, with the only DVD release having some pretty awful sound quality (a shame considering this is basically a musical with clay over the top). And yet, it seems to be well-remembered by those who saw it all those year ago.

I was able to track down a copy and was impressed by what I saw. Some, like the Raisins, were how I recalled them. But there are some very interesting interpretations of Christmas songs that need to be heard.


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