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Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:19 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Holiday tip: Don't trust anyone who calls it the Star Wars "Christmas" Special.

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/starw ... -Recording


A Muppet Family Christmas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojtGHXsTXmU

Richard Williams' Oscar-winning animated adaptation of A Christmas Carol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTzyC9CZuOA

Scrooge [Alistair Simm] A Christmas Carol 1951
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRrlurEKg1w

Ziggy's Gift - Richard Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSVGv2nQQz8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvm8RFBEXI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHdq4_3YzdU

John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together [restored by myself.]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk2BMZMXMpY

When Love Is Gone [The Muppet Christmas Carol]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r57KXWeXKoY

Doctor Who's Happy Christmas Animation [Garrett Gilchrist, 2009]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvqeixdSSP0

Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas soundtrack album, courtesy David Scott.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/iwdyi ... ongs09.rar

Emmet Otter. Not the uncut version, but it'll do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeG499fHctw

Emmet Otter - Kermit Scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_B8xVwHTgw

Emmet Otter - The One Bathing Suit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0GUm3T6OU

Shari Lewis - Jingle Bells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dyb2afb7dE

Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3dwrq ... shortfilms

Star Wars Holiday Special - cartoon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYuqfy2IkAg

Fruity Pebbles Christmas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ_JEvs ... tu.be&t=43


Doctor Who Christmas songs --

https://youtu.be/CEZ9zx8SwW4?t=13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtHbZhbH4QA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGlirL9dHZo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFGJz7IKI2o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Radrh60tAUk


Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - Dell Comic Book, from the 1964 film.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/hn73w ... sComic.zip

MST3K: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut-hn7sFieE

The movie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxP1moQN0aA

Patrick Swayze Christmas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq8WhYTRbC8

MST3K Santa Claus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXKOF6rntUg

"This song will change your life"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJScxTTmrrI


It's a Wonderful Life 2014 Cinefamily Trailer
https://vimeo.com/112110841

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvUmD2kP_g0#t=5124

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llp_oYVEEls

Muppets Reindeer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk74j_dRXSU

Muppet Family Christmas Deleted Scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd4tUOEYCa4

Muppet Family Christmas Entertainment Tonight Segment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czrl5xDVtX0

Muppet Family Christmas Eisner intro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-LtsYgqnfM

Rowlf the Dog on The Jimmy Dean Show - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k_JNhRYZ10

Re: Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:48 am
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:01 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:11 pm
by electricmayhem81
I wanted to say thanks for all the great restoration work that you do. I found my way to the forum sometime in the past year after initially hearing about your various Recobbled Cuts of The Thief and the Cobbler. I've since found several of your other restorations here (particularly the Muppet-related ones) and have enjoyed watching them. I noticed the recently uploaded restoration of A Muppet Family Christmas and was curious if you had any plans to upload it anywhere as a DVD the way you have with several of your other restorations? I'd love to be able to download it if that's a possibility.

Re: Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:00 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
Thank you, I appreciate it.

Sadly my Vimeo account was just taken down, probably due to Star Wars: Deleted Magic going viral the other day.

That means that the Muppet restorations are not currently up. The Vimeo account had A Muppet Family Christmas on it as well as Secrets of the Muppets - neither of which I've released in DVD format yet.

I was planning on making Muppet Family Christmas available in DVD format for the holiday, but it would only fill up half a disc, so I was waiting for some other Muppet special to fill up the rest - something I haven't done yet. Hopefully I'll be able to get that done before Christmas -- otherwise I'll just put Family Christmas up somewhere alone.

I suppose I could do that anyway --

Re: Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:38 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:23 pm
by Dennis196492
Holiday tip: Don't trust anyone who calls it the Star Wars "Christmas" Special.

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/starw ... -Recording


I'm more interested in the Nelvana short, the quality seems to be great for that one, and depending on the end results I will happily fantasize about what if the same guys doing a restoration of this would give other Nelvana stuff a shot like The Devil and Daniel Mouse and the Canadian Version of Rock & Rule, both of which had their 35mm prints lost and have an old Broadcast VHS as their main source

Re: Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:15 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
I believe the source in both cases was broadcast-quality tapes [3/4" perhaps] rather than VHS. Still a shame.

The Holiday Special cartoon, of course, exists in Lucasfilm's archives and has sometimes been excerpted. Probably off a broadcast tape as well.

Re: Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:23 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
I bring this up every year, but ...

I was glad when they restored something like the "original 1964 edit" of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1998. A lot of little cut scenes were reinstated at that point (though they rarely appear in the TV broadcasts.) "Fame and Fortune" and the ending at the Island of Misfit Toys were reshoots done the year later, on a lower budget. The 1998 edit restored "We're a Couple of Misfits" instead of "Fame and Fortune."

Rudolph fans didn't get to see this footage from 1965 to 1998:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgHCZWoMwm4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVOkBrfKADs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxHRA3k5-_U#t=58

The original ending and GE sponsor commercials, from the first year, now only exist in black and white.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC5QFhZ ... AYbMc9diSA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QovoRux3EbA

In the original ending of Rudolph, Santa doesn't go back to the Island of Misfit Toys, but at least they spell the cast names right.  

And here's Fame and Fortune, as aired from 1965-1998.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7pwTZgeJk0


Worth noting that "A Muppet Family Christmas" suffered some minor cuts after its first airing -- and the recut one is the version I'm showing this year (as the original has never been issued on video).

Here's the most obvious scene lost in the later edit of Muppet Family Christmas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWTSe_Y5Klg#t=3282

Also, Fozzie and Elmo decorate the tree:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWTSe_Y5Klg#t=2708

And Fozzie plays with dolls while Kermit does a commercial break bumper:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWTSe_Y5Klg#t=1495

The current American Muppet Family Christmas DVD is missing five songs due to music rights - it's terrible, missing nearly 10 minutes of material - and Kermit is missing from A Christmas Toy and Emmet Otter. I'm working on Christmas Toy this year. In theory, if I have time.


Sadly if you see these specials - Charlie Brown included - on network broadcast these days, quite a bit will be cut for commercials.

Or to remove commercials - Charlie Brown was originally sponsored by your local Coke bottler ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo1PstQ1Yg8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqPMepx_3T8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP37k831y9U

Making of Charlie Brown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWgmod5ml3A

Making of Rudolph:
http://www.tvparty.com/xmasrudolph.html


The Muppets and John Denver: A Christmas Together:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk2BMZMXMpY

Re: Holiday Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:54 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
About the time of year to mention my short novel, Cratchit & Company. Message me if you'd rather have a free copy.

http://tygerbug.deviantart.com/art/Crat ... -284664395