Brace thyselves, a visit to Santa has commentary!
Revisiting A Visit To Santa
Last December, I told the story of a terrible short film I saw during RiffTrax Live’s Christmas Shorts-travaganza (I erronously called it Christmas Shorts-tacular in the video).
Two kids whisked off in the middle of the night to Santa’s 1960s living room by an elf in a mini-dress, Santa parade footage, department store sets, and the awful sounds of drowsy Christmas music – all weird, all filmed, and all…very weird?
I was looking for a Christmas short to record commentary onto, and well, I remembered A Visit To Santa.
And I also found this…
My Name In Lights!
And by “lights,” I mean “Wikipedia reference.”
I’m just as blown away.
The reference comes at the closing paragraph of the plot section:
As Toby returns to Santa’s living room in preparation for taking the children home, Santa, continuing to sit in his easy chair, tells Dick and Ann, “So glad you came… the entire Christmas celebration is to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ hundreds of years and the wonderful spirit of Christmas…”. Toby then leads the children towards the front camera and out of range, as Santa turns in his chair and, addressing the audience, exclaims, “Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to all! Merry Christmas!”, with “The END” slide placed on the screen to the sound of the calliope “Jingle Bells”.
I’m #3! I’m #3!
A Visit To Santa Requires Commentary
I know I’m retreading here, but in the spirit of Christmas, goofy short films, and Wikipedia references, I’ve recorded a commentary that tries so hard to be RiffTrax (but never will be), makes a valiant effort to be funny, and loses its earbuds briefly.
That was annoying, folks!
Without further ado, for your Christmas viewing, the 1963 Clem Williams short film, A Visit To Santa…with commentary!
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