A grandmother tells increasing bizarre stories of Christmas to her three grandchildren. The stories are based on eight-panel sequences from Christmas cards Plympton began drawing for his ... See full summary »
| A wonderful collection of completely stupid Christmas tales
This is a totally twisted and weird film. It's animated by Bill Plympton with his wonderful colored pencil drawings and watercolors and is great for strange children or adults.
The tales are all strung together by an insane cartoon grandmother telling her grand kids stories about Christmas. The problem is that the lady is truly out to lunch and none of her stories have nice morals or make much sense--which is what I loved about this. Don't look for any deeper meaning--just enjoy the nonsense from start to finish. Some sick examples are telling stories to the kids about killer snowflakes, talking presents and veggies that are all lamenting their horrible fates when they become Christmas dinner! Among the weirdest and stupidest cartoons I've even seen and I like that. They aren't as violent as some of Plympton's cartoons I've seen--just bizarre. However, I know this certainly isn't for all tastes.