The Christmas Toy (1986)
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This charming Christmas TV special is guaranteed to make you believe two things: 1) Jim Henson is a creative genius. 2) Pixar has committed one of the biggest copyright infringements in cinema history with "Toy Story." John Lasseter and Co. should be ashamed. This special, while being a warm, funny, and imaginative take on what happens to toys once kids leave the vicinity, contains a surprising bite of frigidness; the fear of being caught by humans, and the resulting death-like state that awaits all toys who step out of line, make this show unique, and timeless. Peppered with heartbreaking moments throughout, Christmas Toy also captures the tender feelings experienced by children on Christmas Day. This is not standard kiddie stuff, and adults should not shy away from watching this one. My one and only complaint is that the ending is a bit sugarcoated, the happy resolution is sudden, and seems to contradict several "rules" in the toy universe; however, I understand Henson's choice, as Christmas should ultimately be a happy, joyous occasion free from fear and sadness.
[b][img]http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/6/6c/Title.xmastoy.jpg[/img][/b] [b]The Christmas Toy is the best Christmas movie ever. Period. I watch it every year religiously. If you haven't seen it, you have 25 hours from now to do so. Oh - it's Jim Henson - so you know it's good.[/b] [img]http://www.progressiveboink.com/archive/christmas100/96.jpg[/img] [size=1][b]*Don't know why the 96 is there*[/b][/size] [color=blue][b]10/10 :fresh: Care Bears: The Nutcracker[/b][/color] [b]Why can't I rate Care Bears: The Nutcracker? Well, that's the second best Christmas movie ever. Period. Which I also watch religiously. GO WATCH IT!![/b]
One of those films that you watch a child and the images and characters stay with you. Toy Story took a lot from this film and then expanded on it. Here we have a fun 50 minutes of some lovable puppets, though the little girl is a female variation on Chucky. It's a fun favourite for all, though I kind of wish it had kept it's darker tone to the very end.
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