With the holiday season just behind us, we’re all probably a little tired of Christmas movies. Many, it seems, are tired of one specific movie: Rankin/Bass’ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. As a young child, I had my mother record this on VHS and I would watch it on loop until well into January.
It wasn’t until I got this movie on DVD a few years ago that I began to notice that the movie isn’t really that good. The animation is crude, even when compared to other stop motion animation of the time. The sound quality is a notch below what you hear in those singing Hallmark cards. The plot barely holds together under even the loosest scrutiny. Also, the messages in the movie are rather objectionable.
I’m still a little obsessed with Maria Bamford and look for basically any opportunity to share her with the world. Because it’s Christmas Eve, it seemed like the perfect time to post Maria Bamford’s Christmas Special! Also, if you know of any other fun, festive holiday-themed videos feel free to leave them in the comments!