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YULE TUBE: More online noel
December 25, 2009  | By Diane Werts
 
mexican santa claus movie.jpgOne more posting pointing you toward holiday streams . . .

The Best Free Christmas Movies on the Web offers links to The Star Wars Holiday Special, Jimmy Durante in The Great Rupert, Mexican '50s film Santa Claus [pictured at right], Bing and Bowie's '70s duet, TV Christmas episodes, and much more . . .

And on XmasFLIX, Eartha Kitt coos Santa Baby, plus 1913 Russian animation The Insects Christmas, vintage cartoons, and much more . . .

Merry Christmas!

YULE TUBE: Holiday demento!

 

December 23, 2009 3:36 PM

And now we point you toward yuletide strangeness fit for our favorite Dr.

Our nominations for 2009's three kings of Christmas peculiarity --

juniper creek christmas.jpg1. A Juniper Creek Christmas

Here's a truly creative Christmas present from HBO. The big Big Love family sings about the season in their own particular way -- I Saw Three Hummers, Deck the Compound, and six other delightful, downloadable ditties. And who doesn't love a Harry Dean Stanton music video? (What a coincidence: Big Love Season 4 starts on HBO Jan. 10.)

frosty_the_inappropriate_snowman.jpg2. Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman

Neil Patrick Harris' Barney from How I Met Your Mother morphs into the familiar Christmas cartoon character in this most adult mashup. If you don't want to hear about porn and bullwhips, don't go here. (Courageous clickers may also enjoy last year's Two and a Half Men naughtiness.)

amos n andy christmas show.jpg3. A TVparty Christmas!

One of the web's coolest tube sites salutes the season with pages devoted to everything from Amos 'n Andy to The Yule Log. Wallow in sitcom holidays, classic animation, vintage music, lost shows, untold stories, and more. Be sure to check out old-time toy commercials. (Atari game systems! Instant movies from Polaroid!) And don't miss Amahl and the Night Visitors. (Yes, Virginia, there was a time when TV networks actually commissioned original operas.)

Finally, two non-tube stocking stuffers:

The worst Christmas album covers ever!

Jingle Bells goes Bhangra!:

Have a cool yule!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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