Thursday, December 27, 2012

Because I Watched It: Santa Claus (1959 and 1898)

Let's take a break from Cartoon Intros to celebrate the season.  Since I got some good shit this year, I'll give you a good film short to go with this silliness.

Many of you know this film thanks to MST3K.  If you don't, you're in for a ridiculous treat.  Santa Claus, Scratch and Merlin- oh my!
As a bonus, here's a short film that I found online with the same name.  It's got music added to it, which is quite good.
If you're still in the festive mood, I recommend the Christmas-themed releases of Rifftrax.  You've got batshit crazy- Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny-, insane shorts- Santa's Toyshop- and much more.

More cartoons next week...


  1. I still need to see Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny.

    I had no idea a Santa short existed that was that old.

  2. You really do. I don't necessarily suggest you watch it un-riffed though. The normal version is on YouTube, but someone uploaded it and somehow tried to pass it off as 'a show.'

    As for the other Santa film, I was quite surprised myself.

    I almost went with an Edison film from the early 20th Century, but this one seemed more genuine.