Monday, December 5, 2011

Remember the old childrens' Christmas specials?

For those of us who grew up in the 1960's, we can all remember such classics as A Charlie Brown Christmas and How The Grinch Stole Christmas; but there was a very good one that is seldom seen these days that predates both of those.  Don't laugh just yet, but Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol is a faithful telling of the Dickens classic, along with some good tunes added.  This is a fine cartoon that is appropriate even for the youngest of your family.

This sure beats some of the tasteless garbage we see on TV these days that pass as "holiday specials".

For those readers who aren't quite as old as me, Mr. Magoo was a beloved cartoon character from the early 60's on TV.  He's a very myopic guy who gets lost quickly and always ends up surviving his misdirections.  This particular production is one of my favorites, and belongs on the must see list for Christmas specials.


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