Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Rudolph, the Grinch, Max and the Abominable Snowman
Ghosts of Christmas Past:
The "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" television special from 1964 (broadcast every year since of course) and "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" (1966 version by Chuck Jones) were certainly staples of my childhood.
Not so much for my sons. I think they would probably say that both shows are a bit boring. Not enough weapons, too much plot.
Although I should add that the most memorable parts of each for me were not the main characters. My favorite part of The Grinch was always his comically put-upon dog-turned reindeer Max. And I was somehow terrified by the "Abominable Snow Monster" (could it have been the roar? it certainly wasn't the face).
I think my kids would probably agree that the supporting characters were the best part.