2017 Advent Calendar

It’s time to crack open your advent calendars at home, and it’s time for the 2nd annual No Love For Fatties Advent Calendar. 

Last year, I focused on music, and this year I’m going to focus on movies. I know – totally generic but whatever. I love Christmas movies!! And more so, the classics, the originals, the super obscure ones that I grew up watching on old VHS that we taped from the tv (yeah we totally did – don’t pretend you didn’t either!). Each day, there will be a post featuring a new movie that I enjoy watching. Maybe next year I’ll do something a little more original

Please note: there will be LOTS of gifs used so if you find them annoying, you have been warned.

Today’s movie is: Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Definitely an oldie, but certainly a goodie!

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What is it about claymation that just makes my heart all mushy and soft? I’m not sure – but I love it.

Now, this was just a TV film (I’m pretty sure I have lots more on my list!), released in 1970, which makes it 17 years older than I am, but age is just a number folks! Both in love and in good Christmas movies! Image result for Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

And when you have Fred Astaire in the movie, well that just makes it all the better!

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This is a story about how Santa came to be. It’s based on the song Santa Claus is coming to Town and shows how Santa started off as a baby, and then an outlaw. See his charges: The Terrible toymaker. Geeeze Santa! Get your life together.

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Of course, the film needs a villain, and it comes in the form of the evil  Burgermeister Meisterburger.

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But of course, in the end, Santa saves the day, Christmas is started, and now there is a Santa Claus. With great voices including Mickey Rooney, you literally can’t go wrong with this short little film. It’s 50 minutes long, and OH LOOK, here it is.

You’re welcome.

*all images provided via google*

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