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Christopher the Christmas Tree

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Heavily referenced but transformed from a screenshot (I just wanted to get a card out before bed).

Anyway, this drawing is of Christopher the Christmas Tree, from 'Christopher the Christmas Tree' (CtCT) ^^

CtCT was a somewhat-Christian-themed holiday special produced and directed by Chris Delaney (who also directed 'The Boy Who Dreamed Christmas' and 'Nilus the Sandman')

To see Christopher in action, click here (link tested 12/05/2022): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s51ne_Pis-I

I've seen this special several times. It's ...not bad, insofar as Christmas specials go---it's nothing special, but I kinda like it. :3

The gist is Christoper wants to be someone's Christmas tree, but he's never chosen. Instead, Christopher continued to grow until he grew too large to fit into anyone's living room for Christmas.
So, Christopher became friends with (as well a home for) random forest animals (though Christopher still pined for the chance to be a Christmas tree ...pun!). ^^

The most significant of Christopher's animal friends was a flightless, misfit owlet named Hootey.

The best thing about Hootey is he created an unintended, time-related plot hole ...that the writers caught sometime during production. The plot hole was patched (albeit very awkwardly) near the end of the special. ^^

Pencil...

The featured pencil is named 'Snow Pine'. The 'Snow Pine' is of Chinese origin, though I cannot verify its maker. In fact, I know nothing about this pencil! D:

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Published: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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KNIFE
1 month, 3 weeks ago
"Christopher the Christmas Tree" sounds INFINANTLY more likeable than "https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1651146/"!!
A truly horrible Christmas special that has no redeeming qualities what so ever save to show you how NOT to do a Christmas special or ANY animated special for that matter. :(  (Seriously! Saying it sucks would be insulting to things that suck!)!

Do you know offhand weather Chinese made pencils are better or worse than those made in other countries?
I would be interested in finding out just 'cause.
IceAgeChippies
1 month, 3 weeks ago
I saw a YTer's review of that special, but I've yet to see it proper. ^^

They're hit or miss. The worst pencils I've used have come from Korea.
FoxyCubLover
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Your link has trailing characters.
KNIFE
1 month, 3 weeks ago
It's ok Chippy knows of it (unfortunately) so there's no need to subject anyone to it's horribleness!

And it is.
It really and truly is!!
zfqfmb
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Does that make him suicidal? I mean, Christmas trees don't get led back to the forest on the 26th. This reminds me much of the turkeys eager to celebrate thanksgiving.

One must also wonder if there's a tree legend about the pine who supplied the wood for the cross. This special gives me SO many questions.
IceAgeChippies
1 month, 3 weeks ago
CtCT: "But, Hootey, you don't understand---this is what I've always lived for. Being a Christmas tree is all about faith, sacrifice and hope for mankind"

I had a record (LP) about a lamb who knew he was going to be sacrificed, and his eventual acceptance of it. ^^

I probably still have it someplace. ^^
zfqfmb
1 month, 3 weeks ago
I have a short clip saved of a turkey refusing to run from the farmer because he'd prefer to give his life to remind children of what it means to be thankful and all that. Very noble speech.

Cut to the dinner where a kid is going 'This chicken tastes funny' 'Ok dear, you can have some mashed potatoes instead' A delightful skewering.

Perhaps it's like the square pumpkin fellow, they're somehow reusable in that 'verse rather than going to the zoo to feed elephants.
IceAgeChippies
1 month, 3 weeks ago
How dreadful! D:

That said, I like turkey---he should've come to me. ;)
ShiftyGuy1994
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Interesting, for sure hehe
IceAgeChippies
1 month, 3 weeks ago
FoxyCubLover
1 month, 3 weeks ago
You sure have a knack for digging up old specials. :-)
IceAgeChippies
1 month, 3 weeks ago
I seem to. :3
FoxyCubLover
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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