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Merry Christmas from Neil Gaiman

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...

39 Degrees North: Christmas Card 2010 from 39 Degrees North on Vimeo.

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  • Dec. 24, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Love the creepy Christmas Stuff!


    Have a melancholy Christmas, from Neil Gaiman

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Love it!

    by chuckmoose

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    neil gaiman

    by SpikedBuffy

    this is the guy that wrote stardust right? Very creepy, but cool.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    That was spectacularly emo

    by Strikerrjones

    It made me want to cut myself.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by LuminousBeing

    Pretty cool S.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by redshirt

    Ho. Ho. Ho. Classic!

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Interresting how much cynicism there is this Xmas

    by lochkray

    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

    The Night Before Christmas...

    by Lobanhaki2 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

    who killed santa?

    by 1997-2011

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Was that Allan Cumming?

    by macheesmo3

    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

    Craig Ferguson?

    by LetTheWookieWin

    Scottish brogue voiceover FTW

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    good stuff

    by _Venkman

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Would of worked better if it was Woody Allen

    by Papa CaveDweller

    Merry X mas, Bitches!

  • [/hint.]

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by wastintimejp

    That was so dark and twisted. I loved it. I'll never watch it again.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Not long now until Neil Gaiman's DOCTOR WHO episode


    And I can't fucking wait!!!

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Video not actually made by Gaiman

    by KC1989

    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


    by CodeName

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    lochkray you're thinking too deeply about xmas

    by happyboy

    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

    Johnny Depp is Morphius. Brad Pitt is Lucifer Morningstar.

    by UltraTron

    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

    @ultratron- I've never read any Sandman stuff.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    (assuming those are Sandman characters) But I think your cast is kickin'! <p> !

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Test. <br /><br /> Under test.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST


    by L.H.Puttgrass


  • Dec. 25, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I wish we could skip ahead about four months

    by elgato73

    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


    by mcavity

    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

    Thanks for the post, and Merry Christmas!

    by CrusherJen

    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

    speaking of dr who..

    by emeraldboy

    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

    lochkray and happy boy

    by drave117

    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

    I thought the christmas special was very good...

    by emeraldboy

    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

    dr who christmas special...

    by emeraldboy

    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

    Very 'Burtoneseque'...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    'Merry' Christmas indeed.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Nicholas Was...

    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

    You know what the perfect gift from Gaiman would be?

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    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

    Neil Gaiman giving away him LC-A Camera

    by Sylvie

    Only three days left for your to submit your name here: Enter your name and e-mail adress for a chance to win Neil's beloved LC-A from Lomography. This little camera has been on the road with him from Europe to Asia! Now he wants his fans to have a rare chance to use this bad boy as their own!! Sign up and get lucky!