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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #135 on: December 24, 2011, 10:01:43 AM »
And, what the hell, here's the vid I made in about half an hour a couple of years back:

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Need to fix it at some point.


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #136 on: December 24, 2011, 10:13:35 AM »


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #137 on: December 24, 2011, 10:45:48 AM »
Isn't there anyone who knows all about


#7 - Jesus
?


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Lights, please: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #138 on: December 24, 2011, 10:51:23 AM »
Krampette...you're hot!


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #139 on: December 24, 2011, 10:55:43 AM »
Krampette...you're hot!

Kinda makes one want to be a naughty boy, doesn't she? ;)

I just realised that the vid I put up makes for an interesting segue to the next entry....


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #140 on: December 24, 2011, 11:00:43 AM »
Jesus coming in at #7! I would have thought he might have placed higher.
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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #141 on: December 24, 2011, 11:42:55 AM »
Jesus coming in at #7! I would have thought he might have placed higher.

Nah. He's too humble.
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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #142 on: December 24, 2011, 12:01:42 PM »
Isn't there anyone who knows all about


#6 - Buddy the Elf
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Lights, please: Elf (stylized as elf) is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau, written by David Berenbaum and starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Zooey Deschanel. It was released in the United States on November 7, 2003 and grossed over $220,400,000 worldwide. The story is about one of Santa's elves who learns of his true identity of being a human and goes to New York City to meet his father, spreading christmas cheer in a world of cynics.

A baby boy crawls into Santa Claus's (Ed Asner) sack of gifts while he is delivering toys to an orphanage one Christmas Eve. Santa Claus unwittingly takes the baby back to the North Pole, where Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) volunteers to raise him. The baby is named William, but they rename him Buddy (Will Ferrell). He is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities lead him to ultimately find out the truth. Papa Elf reveals that Buddy was born to Walter Hobbs (James Caan) and Susan Wells and given up for adoption, and that Walter never knew that he was born. He explains how Susan later died, and Walter now works at a children's book company in New York City. Buddy sets out for New York to find his father.

Upon arriving in New York City, Buddy displays his ignorance in several comical ways. He eventually finds his father in the Empire State Building, but an incredulous Walter Hobbs calls security on him. Their sarcastic advice was to "get back to Gimbel's", where he is mistaken for an employee and meets the lovely Jovie (Zooey Deschanel). Later, when the toy store Santa comes, Buddy is shocked to discover that Gimbel's Santa is not the genuine article, and a fight ensues between them. He is arrested and sentenced 24 hours in jail. Walter reluctantly bails him out and takes him to a pediatrician for a DNA test. Once it is proven that he is in fact Walter's son, he takes him home to meet his stepmother, Emily (Mary Steenburgen) and half-brother, Michael (Daniel Tay).

Buddy befriends Michael after the former defeats bullies single-handedly in a snowball fight, and goes on a date with Jovie. Walter, meanwhile, has been trying to save his floundering business by hiring the temperamental bestselling writer Miles Finch. When the vertically-challenged Finch arrives, Buddy innocently thinks he is an elf. After being called "elf" many times, Miles attacks Buddy and storms out without signing a deal with Walter's company. Walter is so angry over this setback that he yells at Buddy to get out of his life. Hurt and afraid, Buddy writes a message to his father and runs away.

Michael sees Buddy's written message, and bursts in on Walter's board meeting to tell him frantically that Buddy is gone. He manages to convince Walter to put his family above his job for the first time. Buddy sees Santa's sleigh crash in Central Park. He finds Santa, who explains that he lost the sleigh's engine and that the last bit of Christmas spirit on the Clausometer (which had powered the sleigh) had gone. Walter and Michael find Buddy in Central Park. He takes them to meet Santa, who reveals to Michael that believing in him can make his sleigh fly. Michael reads Santa's list in front of TV cameras gathered outside the park, so that people all across New York City believe in him. The Central Park Rangers begin to chase his sleigh while Buddy is still trying to reattach the engine.

Jovie manages to overcome her shyness and get the sleigh in the air by the power of Christmas spirit when she leads the crowd in singing Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, with even Walter joining in. Later, he starts his own publishing company with the first book released being titled Elf, an account of Buddy's adventures. Buddy and Jovie marry and have a daughter, and are shown to visit Papa Elf and the North Pole periodically.

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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #143 on: December 24, 2011, 12:02:15 PM »
Okay off to Ann's parents place for a bit, back with the final five later. :)


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #144 on: December 24, 2011, 12:29:54 PM »
Buddy at #6! Awesome! I'm just about to pop in Elf myself.

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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #145 on: December 24, 2011, 01:15:36 PM »
Jesus coming in at #7! I would have thought he might have placed higher.

Well, I expect a lot of people, like myself, consider Jesus to be an historical figure, not a character. Whether or not the way he's portrayed is in any way historically accurate or not notwithstanding, the man himself certainly existed.

I'm very happy to see The Hogfather at #10. I had him on my list at #6, but I never expected him to break the top 10. I think this is one of the most brilliant, if not THE most brilliant Discworld book, and the speech Death gives about belief towards the end is a perfect example of how. I put off reading it for a long time because I was expecting it to just be a lame half-assed parody of Christmas. Once I finally got around to it though it instantly became one of my favorites.

And lastly, I'm apparently one of the only people that didn't really much care for the movie Elf.


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #146 on: December 24, 2011, 05:21:51 PM »
and the speech Death gives about belief towards the end is a perfect example of how

Where the falling angel meets the rising ape.  Awesome.
Probably my favourite description of humanity ever. :)

Hogfather, Small Gods and Wintersmith are three of my favourite books (not just novels but of all the books I've ever read) on the subject of belief and ritual.

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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #147 on: December 24, 2011, 05:39:02 PM »
Isn't there anyone who knows all about


#5 - Jack Skellington
?


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Sure,  I can tell you all about Jack Skellington

Lights, please: Jack Skellington is the protagonist of the 1993 Disney film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and lives in a fantasy world based solely on the Halloween holiday. His usual appearance is a skeleton dressed in a black pin-striped suit and a bow tie resembling a bat, but there are some points in which he dresses as a scarecrow with a pumpkin for a head. His last name is a play on skeleton. He has a pet ghost dog named Zero, who has a small glowing nose that looks like a jack-o'-lantern. His love interest is Sally, a rag doll created by Dr. Finklestein. Jack is voiced by Chris Sarandon, and his singing voice is provided by Danny Elfman.[1] The character is a popular design on bags, hats, clothing, umbrellas, belt buckles, pet collars and other items.[citation needed] According to Ultimate Disney.com's Top 25 Heroes, Jack is #25.

Jack Skellington is the patron spirit of Halloween, portrayed as being on par with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny within his own holiday. As a living skeleton, he is immortal and can remove parts of his body without harm, as is often demonstrated for comic relief. He is the most important of many Halloween spirits, with the implication that their job is to scare people in the real world on Halloween night.

Jack, as the Pumpkin King, is in charge of Halloween Town's Halloween celebration, a role for which he receives respect and admiration from the other residents. However, monologue with himself reveals he is growing tired of celebrating the same holiday endlessly. Jack's sense of adventure is stimulated when he accidentally discovers Christmas Town, driving him to start a Christmas celebration of his own. While his intentions are good, Jack does not understand the true spirit of Christmas, and he and his fellows give it a macabre hue.

The official film soundtrack CD contains an epilogue not in the film, stating that "many years later" Santa returned to Halloween Town to visit Jack, where he discovered that Jack had "four or five skeleton children at hand" who play together in a xylophone band.

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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #148 on: December 24, 2011, 05:53:48 PM »
Okay, back fvrom dinner + two hour prolonged speech on the coolness of The Big Bang Theory from Ann's dad, let's finish this shall we? :)



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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #149 on: December 24, 2011, 05:56:29 PM »
Okay, back fvrom dinner + two hour prolonged speech on the coolness of The Big Bang Theory from Ann's dad, let's finish this shall we? :)



This is how I picture Tripe during said speech.

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