Sunday, December 25, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Christmas Day


MERRY CHRISTMAS!



Saturday, December 24, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Christmas Eve


The Man himself from A Charlie Brown Christmas. I always loved all the kid's dancing animations.

A little bit of trivia I know, it's very rare to come across a copy of this special that still has the Coca-Cola billboards in the background of the opening shots. (When it originally aired, Coke was ironically the main sponsor of this special about anti-commercialism.) Also, the song that everybody designates as Charlie Brown's theme song, titled "Linus and Lucy," was originally written for and only meant to be used in this special, but it ended up catching on and being associated with the characters.


Friday, December 23, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 23


Snoopy from A Charlie Brown Christmas and a guest from a movie that many people often forget is Christmas related.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 22


PigPen and Linus from probably the most famous special of all, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Everybody knows this special inside and out but I'm still surprised every year at just how good it is. I love how all the other kids are so hard on Charlie Brown, it crosses into an area of genuine dislike that I'm not sure would be used in a special made today.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 21


The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. If I were pressed to choose a favorite Christmas special, I think the Grinch would have to be it. I used to draw out scenes from it when I was a kid.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 20


The Heat Miser from The Year Without a Santa Claus.


Monday, December 19, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 19


The Snow Miser from The Year Without a Santa Claus


Sunday, December 18, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 18


Kermit from A Muppet Family Christmas, holding a reference to one of my favorite live-action Christmas movies. Can you guess it?

Also check out the new Muppet movie if you haven't already, it's outstanding. It far exceeded my expectations.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 17


Max and Olive, two dogs wearing antlers from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the somewhat more recent special Olive the Other Reindeer.


Friday, December 16, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 16


One of my favorite gags from A Muppet Family Christmas where the Swedish Chef wants to cook Big Bird and serve him for Christmas dinner. Also included is a reference to a very famous Christmas movie.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 15


Bert and Ernie from another one of my all-time Favorites, A Muppet Family Christmas. I understand that the unedited version is hard to come by these days due to rights issues, but the original includes a giant cast of characters from The Muppets, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock all together in one house. There's even actual puppet versions of the Muppet Babies and a cameo by Jim Henson.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 14


Scrooge and Tiny Tim from Mickey's Christmas Carol.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 13


Santa's Little Helper from the very first Simpsons episode ever, where the Simpsons rescue him from a greyhound racetrack just in time for Christmas. He's seen here thinking about his favorite subject.


Monday, December 12, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 12

Frosty is both his name and favorite food (I'm guessing.) From the Rankin Bass special Frosty the Snowman.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 11


This may not be from an actual special, but everybody my age remembers the holiday Fruity Pebbles commercial where Barney finally shares some of his cereal with Fred. I know quite a few people who can still recite all of the dialog, even all these years later.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 10


Garfield and Grandma from A Garfield Christmas. This is one of my favorite specials of all time. It's surprising how genuinely funny and moving it is. I think it deserves to be added into the mix of currently aired Xmas specials.


Friday, December 9, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 9


Santa from Futurama. Also included is a nod to a famous Christmas movie that isn't always immediately associated with the holidays.

In a really strange move by executives, this depiction of Santa was deemed too scary and the Futurama Christmas episodes were not allowed to be aired until late at night for a little while.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 8


Stinky from the Ren & Stimpy Show episode "Son of Stimpy," originally titled "Stimpy's First Fart." My grandmother bought me the VHS of this special one year for Christmas. I remember thinking about how unlikely it was that a cartoon character as gross as Stimpy had never farted before.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 7


A bell from the bells segment of Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 6


Emmet Otter from Jim Henson's adaption of the children's storybook, Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas


Monday, December 5, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 5


From South Park, Kyle and his pal Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 4

Chewbacca, his son Lumpy, and his father Itchy from the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. For those who haven't seen it, yes, those are the actual names of Chewy's family.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 3


A California Raisin from Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas. There's also a reference to a live-action Christmas movie that I'm wondering if anyone will get...




Friday, December 2, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 2


Hermey and Rudolph from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I love stop motion animation, but does anyone else think that parodies of this special are starting to be a bit overused?


Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 Days of Xmas Drawings: Day 1


Each day in December from now until the 25th I'm going to post a new drawing inspired by the classic Christmas specials I grew up with, so check back every day this month!

First up is the Bumble from the very famous Rankin Bass stop motion classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.