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  • CyThatNerd
    CyThatNerd
    Old Man
    Comments: 4

    Is it just me or does Miss Freezenda (Corinne Orr) look A LOT like Angelique (Bernadette Peters) from Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas?

  • Occam
    Occam
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 32

    Poor Romeo Muller…

    Also, I had completely forgotten that he also wrote the animated Hobbit.

  • asnaes
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 25

    Talking Christmas bulb?  Smashy smashy!

  • Laserface
    Laserface
    I'm THE BEST!
    Comments: 103

    Another Christmas movie where nothing happens… Is this better or worse than Miracle in Toyland? Uh… a little bit worse? Maybe?

  • Kooshmeister
    Kooshmeister
    I'm THE BEST!
    Comments: 101

    That was an incredibly depressing movie.

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 763

    This movie goes on TV every year when I’m not even looking for it, so I”m kinda surprised it’s not on DVD. Makes me think about how Sing (1989) was never released on DVD, or how Sony didn’t stop producing Betamax cassettes until earlier this year. What were they even used for?

    Never really thought about the movie being a time piece, though I guess the 5 & Dime store should have made that obvious. I’d just see “$1 for 12 glass ornaments” & think about how you couldn’t even get 12 styrofoam ornaments in a dollar store for $1.

    Pft…Like a kid would gravitate to the most boring ornament in the box as their favorite. & then they expect us to believe that a 60+ year old toy train still works? ….& then Noel shatters, just like our suspension of disbelief.

    So, how much do you owe the ornaments on that tree in back taxes?

    • OrangeRider
      OrangeRider
      I think we should be enemies
      Comments: 323

      To answer you on the Betamax part, technically they were used for TV stuff because it looks better than VHS.

      The reason why Betamax failed in the home market was because people wanted to record longer movies. 10 hours for VHS > (I believe) 5 hours for Betamax, nuff said. 😀

  • Nasuth
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 17

    I have a Hap Penis.

  • Dust
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 80

    The origin story for the red Pac-Man ghost sure got stupid.

  • Anno Nimus
    Anno Nimus
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 55

    It’s not weird that I remember this special as much as HOW I remember it. I never actually saw it, but my sister did. Her synopsis basically described the beginning and the end, with the middle pretty much just being Noel’s introductory catch phrase. I have no idea why this memory stuck with me, but here we are.

  • snorgatch
    snorgatch
    JUST GOT ACTUALLY-ED!
    Comments: 140

    Man, Noel sure is irritating.

  • Lermont
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 80

    Speaking of horror, there’s a new “Wrong turn” movie out in Russia, this time they renamed “Lemon tree passage” into “Last turn”, hinting at a culmination and end to the “Wrong turn” series. This makes this the 8th movie in the franchise in Russia. Are you sure you won’t take a page out of Brad’s book and review these impostors, Phelous?

  • rodro
    rodro
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 47

    Narrator: Soylent green is people things.

    Noel: I’ll bring my happiness to it! :DDD

  • Quan Chi
    Quan Chi
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 51

    Hey, I know this. A cool YouTuber I follow, TheMysteriousMrEnter, covered this on his Admirable Animation show. Based on that title, you can probably guess he had a more positive take on the story. XD

    For those who are interested, TheMysteriousMrEnter also regularly takes the piss out of shows like Spongebob, Family Guy, and Teen Titans Go on his other regular show, Animated Atrocities.

    • Quan Chi
      Quan Chi
      Just might make the CUT
      Comments: 51

      Oh, and one of his more popular uploads is the Top 10 Worst Squidward Torture Porns (episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants that go out of their way to torment, ridicule, humiliate, demean, and abuse the character of Squidward Tentacles). It should give a good idea of whether you’d like his other videos.

      • Silverstar
        A Real Turtles Fighter
        Comments: 39

        My brother and I tackle animation frequently on our blog (twinsanity.co – shameless plug), so my YouTube account occasionally recommends some of that guy’s videos to me, but I’ve never bothered watching any of them. Based on what I’ve heard and what friends have told me about Enter, he has a reputation for being a whiny little bitch, so I’ve never bothered with any of his stuff. Plus, there’s this really annoying, ignorant, petulant douche-nozzle of a kid I sometimes encounter online who worships the ground Enter walks on, every other sentence from this kid is a MrEnter quote; this kid’s head is shoved so far up this Enter guy’s ass that he could tell you what he had for breakfast this morning, so that’s another reason to avoid Enter’s videos: ’cause I don’t wish to get locked into a conversation with that twit.

        -If Enter found this dreck tolerable, then I definitely don’t need to watch any of his videos.

        • MoonSapphire
          NewbieDotCom.Com
          Comments: 13

          Umm… no. Despite the occasions where he flips out at the really bad stuff, Mr. Enter DOES possess inner beauty, particularly in more positive reviews, including this special. Maybe I’m saying this because I’m tired of the misunderstandings.

          • Silverstar
            A Real Turtles Fighter
            Comments: 39

            Hey, you like him. Great, that doesn’t mean I have to. As I’ve said, I have my own reasons for avoiding his stuff. If you’re a fan of his, that’s awesome, have fun with that, but Enter’s just not for me. I’m not gonna argue about this, ’cause I’d rather smile than argue, I’ll just say Enter’s not for me, and leave it at that.

          • Goldstar
            A Real Turtles Fighter
            Comments: 32

            Mr. Enter “possesses inner beauty”? Give me a break. He’s a goofy dude who overreacts to a kids’ cartoon about pastel colored talking horses!

            This is precisely what I’m talking about; Mr. Enter’s reviewing skills are average at best, but his fans treat him like he’s a literal god and act like it’s sacrilegious to be even remotely critical towards him. These brainwashed sheep would gladly jump in front of a subway train if Mr. Enter asked them to. You can’t reason with people like that.

            Mr. Enter is a man, not a god. I’ve personally seen NOTHING from this YouTuber that’s deserving of the kind of worship that he gets. It’s beyond irritating.

    • Goldstar
      A Real Turtles Fighter
      Comments: 32

      TheMysteriousMrEnter is one those YouTubers whom it’s impossible to feel neutral towards; people either love Mr. Enter or they hate him. Myself, I find Mr. Enter to be an egomaniac who surrounds himself with sycophants, and he takes My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic more seriously than any sane adult should. Mr. Enter’s bootlicking fanbase who believe that he can do no wrong are enough to keep me away.

      But if you like him, that’s cool.

      • OrangeRider
        OrangeRider
        I think we should be enemies
        Comments: 323

        It is nice to know I’m not the only one in the comments section who watches TheMysteriousMrEnter.

      • Silverstar
        A Real Turtles Fighter
        Comments: 39

        If I had any inkling of desire to watch any of Enter’s videos, his unhinged, insanely loyal fanbase of ditto-heads is enough to keep me away. Two of THE most irritating people I’ve ever encountered online are both MrEnter worshipers; that’s enough a red flag for me. Nothing about the dude leads to anything positive or productive, which is why he’s on my blacklist. I don’t watch him, and unless prompted, I don’t talk about him.

      • Goldstar
        A Real Turtles Fighter
        Comments: 32

        Also, Mr. Enter focuses far too much on heart and sentimentality in his reviews, and his opinion is far too easily swayed by said elements. He doesn’t appreciate comedy because he doesn’t appear to understand it. He only seems to possess a base level understanding of how jokes work. I can appreciate good, meaningful art also, but at the end of the day, it’s just cartoons, folks. You’ve gotta have a laugh. You shouldn’t take life too seriously because you’ll never get out of it alive.

        • Quan Chi
          Quan Chi
          Just might make the CUT
          Comments: 51

          Jeez, this is one can of worms I never intended to open…

          I wouldn’t say I worship Mr.Enter’s videos. He does tend to overreact over minor things. But I usually at least respect his views, more often than not, even when he gets overly political. If you don’t like his videos or fans, fine, but I find it hard sympathize with having knee jerk reactions to them. YouTubers like Mr. Enter (and even Phelous, I’m sure) deal with too much of that crud.

  • OrangeRider
    OrangeRider
    I think we should be enemies
    Comments: 323

    Isn’t just me or does Noel’s voice sound like the voice of Arthur Read?

    • OrangeRider
      OrangeRider
      I think we should be enemies
      Comments: 323

      and a little bit like D.W.’s voice

      • Silverstar
        A Real Turtles Fighter
        Comments: 39

        I wouldn’t know. I haven’t watched Arthur since my kid brother got too old for it.

        • Marvelfan211
          Marvelfan211
          I'm THE BEST!
          Comments: 101

          Like Arthur, but a bitter higher pitched… and high.

          Phelous, genuine question: Where do you find this shit?

          • OrangeRider
            OrangeRider
            I think we should be enemies
            Comments: 323

            In my opinion, Arthur is one of the few good educational kids shows. It’s so good that there has been various memes based on the show.  If you thought Arthur was the dankest show ever, then watch LazyTown.

  • Silverstar
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 39

    I’m not an elementary school aged child nor am I in charge of one anymore, so shows like Arthur aren’t even on my radar. The only edutaimnent show that I kind of dig is Miles from Tomorrowland, ’cause I’ma sucker for futuristic space stuff. I know a lot of people love Arthur and that’s cool, but that show just never pulled me in. I never found Arthur to be all that funny or interesting, plus I’m admittedly not a fan of anthropomorphic man-things like the creatures on Arthur; I found those mutant animal-headed things to be creepy and off-putting.

    • OrangeRider
      OrangeRider
      I think we should be enemies
      Comments: 323

      Top 5 Best Educational Kids Shows (in my Opinion):

      #1 Arthur

      #2 Magic School Bus

      #3 LazyTown

      #4 Martha Speaks

      #5 Liberty’s Kids

      • OrangeRider
        OrangeRider
        I think we should be enemies
        Comments: 323

        My favorite episode of Arthur has to be When Carl Met George (or whatever it was called) because it teaches children about autism without sugarcoating it and as someone with autism myself, I could relate to Carl very well.

        To me, that’s the beauty of Arthur. Arthur tackles dark subjects very well (such as cancer, death, Alzheimer’s, fires, and even the spin-off [Postcards with Buster] had a lesbian couple in one episode!) in a realistic way that most little kids’ shows don’t do with those kinds of subjects. I could easily say that Arthur’s subject matter is more akin to anime than a educational cartoon for little kids!

  • Dragon_Nexus
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 28

    Remember kids, time is inexorable and cannot be denied.

    It forever marches on, taking with it everyone you’ve ever known, loved or cared about. It is heartless. It is merciless. It does not even acknowledge your existence. One day it will catch up with you and grant you the only true relief one can ever know. The sweet, all encompassing embrace of death.

     

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  • karignisha
    karignisha
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 32

    Wow this movi just bad.  Never knew about it when i was a kid and glad i did not. :0

  • the_desert
    the_desert
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 83

    “So I commended the dead who had already died as being happier than the living who are still alive.” Ecc 4:2

    After Noel became immortal and forced it’s will upon the world, it actually began to like watching people die.

    Damn, and I thought the Velveteen Rabbit was depressing.

  • lunabuna
    CUUUUT
    Comments: 66

    Is it just me, or do some of the humans in this movie come off as rather anime-ish?

    • lunabuna
      CUUUUT
      Comments: 66

      *in design and animation-wise, I mean. Not demeanor or anything, to clarify.

      • Anno Nimus
        Anno Nimus
        Just might make the CUT
        Comments: 55

        Rankin-Bass sourced a lot of their hand-drawn animation to a Japanese studio, most notably their adaptations of The Hobbit and The Last Unicorn. Interestingly, some of the animators who worked on those projects would go on to form a little production company by the name of Studio Ghibli…

  • nickthebastard
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 12

    That was genuinely creepy.

  • OrangeRider
    OrangeRider
    I think we should be enemies
    Comments: 323

    Noel sounds like the Neon Genesis Evangelion of Christmas specials. A deconstruction of how people live and die during Christmas in their lives.

    • Brother_Malachai
      Captain Sillypants
      Comments: 285

      Yeah, not everyone is happy during Christmas.  And, well, we need to be okay and understanding of that.  Life is not kind and doesn’t take a break just because it’s late December.  Tbh, this line of thought Orange makes me think of the EyeofSol reviews done around Christmas.  She does seem to still be recovering from personal tragedy and it does seem to affect her reviews around this time of year.

  • OrangeRider
    OrangeRider
    I think we should be enemies
    Comments: 323

    A girl with a creepy obsession towards a red Christmas ornament? Well, it’s still a better love story than Twilight.