Hey folks, Harry here... Just saw this Animated Christmas Short from Neil Gaiman - and just thought - it should be shared with all of ya! Enjoy...
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST
Have a melancholy Christmas, from Neil Gaiman
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST
this is the guy that wrote stardust right? Very creepy, but cool.
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST
It made me want to cut myself.
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST
Pretty cool S.
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST
Ho. Ho. Ho. Classic!
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST
There's this, the latest family guy christmas episode, and a general feeling of disdain hovering over Christmas 2010 that I've observed. Probably has something to do with the economy. I'll have to check Christmas television episodes from 1989 to see how the last major recession affected the yultide season. Anyway, Merry Christmas Harry (if you read this). Family duties should keep me from my usual skulking around the AICN site (and internet in general) for the next couple of days, so all the best. And a hope that people will keep their chins up until the next economic boom, and remember the line from that "I Believed In Father Christmas" song: Hallelueya, Noel, Be it heaven or hell, the Christmas you get, you deserve.
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST
...as written by H.P. Lovecraft. That was just cool.
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST
by Cole Lunz
Does anyone know the actor who provided the narration? I'm pretty sure it's not him, but I kept getting a Mike Meyers (in Scottish voice) vibe.
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST
i swear It sounded like him..... ah well.... Loved the short. I'm always impressed when someone can get a complete story across in 3 minutes or less.
Dec. 24, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST
Scottish brogue voiceover FTW
Dec. 24, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST
by Papa CaveDweller
Merry X mas, Bitches!
Dec. 24, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST
That was so dark and twisted. I loved it. I'll never watch it again.
Dec. 24, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST
And I can't fucking wait!!!
Dec. 24, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST
The poem was written by Gaiman but he didn't make or fund the video. A Chinese production company made it as their company Christmas card. Gaiman linked to it on his blog because he was so impressed and rightfully so, it's a brilliant piece of work.
Dec. 24, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST
Dec. 25, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST
Gaiman is a Jew that explains his deep antipathy and loathing towards Christmas and the joy and optimism of the season. For his part McFarlane's Xmas episode clearly was based on Gaiman's poem of a miserable Santa. Christmas is fine.
Dec. 25, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST
Xavier Bardham is The Corinthian. Eva Green is Death. With a special appearance by Tim Roth as Hellblazer. God I'd kill for that over another pirates
Dec. 25, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST
(assuming those are Sandman characters) But I think your cast is kickin'! <p> !
Dec. 25, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST
Test. <br /><br /> Under test.
Dec. 25, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST
"NO PARAGRAPHS FOR YOU!!!". Shit.
Dec. 25, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST
because then Gaiman's Doctor Who episode would be on. DAMN IT! I want the new season to start NOW! After seeing the Christmas special today, we need more new Who! The one minute long teaser rocked the house and just left everybody I know wanting to get this season started. And supposedly Gaiman's episode may hark back to a character or characters from back in the Doctor's past, ie The Wargames.
Dec. 26, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST
I tweeted that one to you harry but don't know if i did it before or after you already saw it lol. and I forgot to watch Gremlins! I think that fits into the creepy Christmas team
Dec. 26, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST
It's a lovely little video, dark and twisted and very fun. Best holiday wishes to all!
Dec. 26, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST
the christmas ep aired Christmas day.... so how come no mention of that. is this site waiting for dr who to hit the states. a bit lazy, that....
Dec. 26, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST
Neil Gaiman wrote that little poem for a collection of 100 word stories something like twenty years ago. And he clearly loves Christmas, as even a cursory glance at his blog will show.
Dec. 27, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST
if a little stagey. Katherine Jenkins was not required to do very much except act a little, lie still and of course sing beautifully and she is gorgeous. dubliner micheal gambon is one of the greatest stage actors of all time. he was born in Dublins fair city in Cabra. Season six looks awesome but so did the trailer for season 5 which started great but as we know didnt match the heights of matt smiths introduction season six will be more pandorica, more amy and more river song. it also looks very creepy indeed and who were those men with the paper bags over thier heads and whats with the scars .....
Dec. 27, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST
also the score was a bit intrusive. without giving too much away there is a line between amy and the dr which thanks to the score was totally ruined. it was a very very important line. it was like as if someone said lets take the music from season 5 trailer and shove it into the xmas special.
Dec. 28, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST
'Merry' Christmas indeed.
Dec. 28, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST
by Henry Fool
As soon as I saw the "Merry Christmas from Neal Gaiman" logo, I thought of his short, short story, Nicholas Was. I've seen it published in two Neal Gaiman story collections and read it to many of my friends. It's a darkly funny, pragmatic take on the Santa myth. It always puts a smile on my face.
Dec. 28, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST
Getting Death: The High Cost of Living done and in theatrical circulation. Forget the Dr. Who episode, I want a film that's been over 10 years in gestation to get fucking DONE.
March 22, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST
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