What better way to help yourself get that Spirit of the Season than watching the 1982 Smurfs Christmas Special?
If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it before it deals with how the Smurfs come to the aid of two lost children in the nearby woods named William (David Mendenhall from Transformers: The Movie) and Gwenevere (Dazzler from Pryde of the X-Men) and in a weird way Gargamel as well. For a Stranger (Rene Auberjonois) has come into the forest and makes a deal with the wicked Gargamel, if he kidnaps the two children and turns them over to the Stranger he will receive a map to the Smurf village and a scroll that will allow him to have his vengeance on our favorite little blue magical creatures!
Will the Holiday Spirit be enough to thwart the Stranger? You’ll have to watch and find out for yourself!
Okay. I’ve got to ask you all because this is something that I’ve been thinking about for 31 years…the Stranger is supposed to be the Prince of Darkness, right? I mean he is taking the kids on ‘their final journey’ to his home and then summons up a wall of flames which vanish with the Stranger when confronted by hope and joy.
Just wondering if anyone else saw it that way.