Celebrate Christmas with Claymation

After yesterday’s post, I did some hunting around and found Will Vinton’s 1987 A Claymation Christmas Celebration:

This wonderful Christmas TV special won the Primetime Emmy Award in 1988 for Outstanding Animated Program, and it was an annual favorite in our home each Christmas. 

The show is an entertaining collection of Claymation skits set to traditional favorite Christmas carols.  Herb (as in herbivore) and Rex (as in Tyrannosaurus Rex) are the hosts.  The short attention-span Herb is driven by the sole concern for indulging his appetites, while the buttoned-down Rex is more preoccupied with the more intellectual pursuit of introducing viewers to the background of each song.  The running joke between songs consists of variations on what Herb thinks “wassail” is.

Running time is just short of 24 minutes.


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