The Christmas Tree


Horrid animation for a horrid holiday special! Some tree loving orphans have to deal with Mrs. Mavilda, who loves losing money given to her by… Old Mayor!? Also Santa might be Jesus.

37 Comments

  • Dmitry Kurushin
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 19

    Yes! The return of Aladdin and his Quarrel Leap with Paige!
    Thank you, Phelous, you are the Christmas miracle!
    Even if Santa might want to zap you for this praise and put me on the naughty list for being a non-believer)

  • MoonSapphire
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 12

    Just as I thought. I knew that the Old Man’s presence would be in here. This got me back after Noel’s happiness-gasm lost me… (rly Phelous, WTF?)
    Good lord, the animation is so odd. 1991? I don’t believe that; The Brave Little Toaster was from 4 years before this, and it had better animation than this. The camera work is weird, too. Also, Mrs. Mavilda reminds me of this really mean teacher from my middle school days, who is now the principal of a school many miles east from where I live. That’s more ridiculous than Deus ex Christmas lightning.

  • Laserface
    Laserface
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 89

    Okay, that does it. This is the worst Christmas cartoon in the world. Bar none.

    In order of suckitude, least to most: Noel, Miracle in Toyland, The Christmas Tree.

    Old Manos: The Hands of Fate.

  • Dust
    CUUUUT
    Comments: 74

    Magic lightning and fire entrance pyro powers?

    … Holy crap, Santa’s really The Undertaker!

    • OrangeRider
      OrangeRider
      The Fuct of Pepsiman
      Comments: 236

      No, Santa in this special is a bit more like Madara Uchiha (from Naruto/Naruto Shippuden). A Deathbattle X: Madara Uchiha VS. Santa Claus episode anyone? LOL 😀

       

       

  • Knightroglycerin
    Knightroglycerin
    Fighting Steffi Love
    Comments: 167

    Flamarion is my favorite Aloha Eevee evolution.

  • OrangeRider
    OrangeRider
    The Fuct of Pepsiman
    Comments: 236

    1:07 I personally don’t see the similarity between those two logo animations.

    12:28 Did Judy just use Naruto-esque teleporting jutsu?

    20:31 The map looks like something from a rather generic MMO.

    20:39 Is it just me or does the black-haired girl in the green bowtie and dress look a bit like Stacy from Phineas and Ferb?

    28:16 Mrs. Hopewell used Thunder! It was super-effective!

    30:54 I can’t believe that I never noticed this movie had Yuri fan-service near the end! Which reminds me: is there any Ms. Mithilda X Judy fanart lurking deep into the internet?

     

     

     

  • Aethelred
    Aethelred
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 31

    “You always win when you are good.”
    You hear that, victims of oppression? You deserve to be brutalized by dictators. They won, so they must be good. Sulla’s purges, the partitioning of Poland, fascist victory in Spain, death squads in the Philippines…all good!

  • Dmitry Kurushin
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 19

    Husband-bot really needs to upgrade his eye-cameras. Why else would he say that they’re going to have nine children, when there are only seven? Or is there a glitch in his system, and he thinks that the dog and teddy bear are children too? Either way, I give this family a good week and a half, before the house burns down.

    • Goldstar
      NewbieDotCom.Com
      Comments: 12

      He and his wife already had two kids. Those two, plus the seven orphans equals nine. Phelous made a good point, though. Why would Husband Bot offer to adopt those seven orphans when his wife could have simply run the orphanage, got them adopted and gotten a salary for it?

      Oh, and getting struck by lightning turns you into a good person conveniently off camera, apparently. So we never actually see her changing her evil ways. It was like that Simpsons episode “Das Bus” where the kids get stranded on an deserted island and we don’t see them get rescued at the end, but a narrator tells us that they were rescued by “Oh, let’s say Moe”.

      • Dmitry Kurushin
        NewbieDotCom.Com
        Comments: 19

        There were only five orphans. Two girls, three boys. All with annoying, horrible voices and no personality, so it’s easy to forget how many there actually are. In the shot with seven kids, two of them are Lilly and Pappy, just with new cloths. Which brings me to something I’ve missed. Why would Jesus Claus(or whatever that creep was supposed to be) give children these cloths anyway? There are not be better, since half of them is just recolored version of the old ones. If he wanted to help them, why not give something warm for the winter? Despite what the Old Mayor might say, it’s still snowing outside.
        And now, when I’m thinking about it, does Husband Bot actually see the difference between his children and the orphans? Apparently no, since changing cloths is all it takes to make you a different person in his glitched programming. Still giving this family a week and a half before their idiocy kills them.

  • QuantumLasanga
    Old Man
    Comments: 2

    The Aladdin and his Quarrel Leap with Paige bit killed me, I rolled out of bed and laughed for a soild three minuets it was so funny. Quarrel Leap with Paige

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 722

    Flareon Ferrari Films.

    Christ, I haven’t seen the f.h.e logo since Major Video exclusively rented VHS tapes.

    All the kids look like Elmyra Duff.

    Gra’ma got electrocuted by a reindeer….Sawing trees near our home Christmas eve. You can say there’s no such thing as Santa. But as for me & Hopewell, we believe.

    It’s da Coca Cola Santa Christ!

    Love that Ghostbusters hoodie, goes great with that hat too.

  • MontorkTheWhite
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 6

    I was wondering why the hell you were doing The Christmas Tree considering that it’s well-trodden territory in review-land now… forgot Old Man…I mean Mayor was in it. I guess I wasn’t expecting him.

    Holy crap the kid in the baseball cap looks like Alvin if he were human. And had a lobotomy…

    Also, to be fair, if there’s anything I’ve learned about American animation in the 80’s, if you worked in animation, you probably worked at Filmation at some point. Didn’t matter what your resume had, you could’ve had Don Bluth Studios (WHEN IT WAS GOOD) on there, eventually, one day, you would have to do your stint (or two, in Bruce Timm’s case) at Filmation.

    • MontorkTheWhite
      NewbieDotCom.Com
      Comments: 6

      *Erf I didn’t mean that to read like a “reviewer’s dibs” comment… more of a “it’s kind of become cliche in that everyone knows it sucks; it’s like the Room or Birdemic of Christmas specials.” Most of the stuff he reviews I wouldn’t be surprised if he found buried next to all the ET Atari cartridges.

      That said, Phelous’ video editing and voice acting skills always makes his reviews stand out from most others.

      Also, Santa learned how to give kids nice winter clothes from Christmas Skeletor! HE MUST SAVE THE CHILDREN!

  • TimTE01
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 28

    Hey, your Calendar clearly says ‘November’ on it.  That means one of two things…

    1) You’re really lazy with that Calendar updating.

    2) You didn’t just Shoot, add After Effects and Edit this today.

    Joking aside, this one was just…just so bizarre.  It gives you the same moral as ‘The Muppets’ did though.

     

     

    • Knightroglycerin
      Knightroglycerin
      Fighting Steffi Love
      Comments: 167

      I’ve noticed that when Phelan and Allison are together, they film a bunch of stuff on the same day and upload the videos to the site later. That might be because they don’t have that much time together, or that might just be how one or both prefer to do things.

  • Brother_Malachai
    I'm on a post!
    Comments: 244

    Merry Christmas Phelan.  I hope you have the “A-Happiness!”

  • Aka Guymelef
    Aka Guymelef
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 12

    Did you notice that at 28:06 Lilly is present in the group-shot while she only rejoin everyone with Santa at 29:11?

    Also like Dmitry Kurushin mentioned, the husband count 9 children while there is only 7. I think those scenes where not edited correctly (in the movie) or with an earlier script where there would be 7 orphans.

  • Otaku World Order
    Otaku World Order
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 5

    I aM TorGoLdMaYor. I taKe caRe oF thE pLacE whiLe SanTa is aWay… TheRe is nO wAY ouT oF heRe… It wiLL be ChriSTmaS sooN…. HeEeeEEyEEeee….

  • the_desert
    the_desert
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 57

    You didn’t know people become good when they’re struck by lightning? Especially when it’s Santa lightning! Santa is the best at destroying an individuals free will. He was one of the early pioneers of the Ludovico technique.

    I love how the animation twitches. Most of the adult faces have big balloon lips and eyes with giant pupils that makes it look like they’re trippin’ balls.

  • Marvelfan211
    Marvelfan211
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 88

    I was gonna say that this was a fantastic Christmas present to your fans, but then noticed that the Mario star plushie falls down in the opening ZERO STARS

  • Kuzan
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    Sometimes I really want to watch these movies for myself before I watch the reviews. But then again I would like not to die of a brain aneurysm.