Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Those Scary Little Christmas Characters

I just love this time of year.  The weather in Phoenix is fantastic and the smell of fireplaces burning is in the air.  The holiday season is in full bloom, with lights going up on the houses, people in the stores shopping for family and friends and many fun holiday events are going on all over the place.  Getting together with family, some you might not have seen in months or years is the best.  Then there are those holiday specials with their cute little characters that you just love.   You watch these movies over and over like many of the other holiday traditions you might have.  But amongst the cute little characters are those scary, creepy characters that frightened you when you was a little kid.  Here are just some of them:

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Grinch


Abominable Snowman - Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Snow Miser and Heat Miser - The Year Without a Santa Claus

Burgeomeister and
Winter Warlock - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Uncle Frank - Home Alone


  1. I love all of those. I happen to have the complete Nightmare Before Xmas in my blog if your readers are interested or have kids that missed it. And they can watch it in full screen.

    Nightmare is still my absolute #1 favorite movie. Love Tim Burton.

    Jackie and I don't celebrate Xmas but we still have fun with it.

    Nightmare Before Xmas

  2. I get so sentimental about all of those characters. Just the sound of Burl Ives's voice makes me all misty-eyed. I remember every year watching the Bing Crosby Xmas special too--very sentimental. I remember also a special I never saw again after it aired about the littlest drummer boy staring the boy who played Jody on "Family Affair." Wonder what happened to that one? I loved the "burgermeister, meisterburger" and definitely the ice monster--wickedly cool! Loved Frosty, except when he melted, I cried so hard, I never wanted to watch it again--the same way with Bambi when his mom dies. My favorite holiday mood movies are; "Miracle on 34th Street" (original only), "Elf," "Home Alone," and "Home Alone 2." I'm so weird! Oh, and "Christmas Story" Now, if we'd just get a cold dark rain, I might curl up and watch these! Thanks for the great post and fantastic memories!

  3. Julie and Mike -I find this time of year in our "Valley of the Sun" incredible also -and just love everything from Halloween on -I am hoping the both of you have a beautiful thanksgiving !!!
    I have truly been shown in the last two and a half years that family and friends are the most important things in the world bar none!!!
    all the best in the world to the both of you!!!

  4. I admit that I watch all those Christmas specials and movies. I just love them all. I think that Uncle Frank (Home Alone) is definately the scariest of them all, LOL! BTW, my son Andy looked just like Kevin McCallister when he was little.