"Yule Log 2.0
re-imagines the traditional Video Yule Log* through a collection of short videos by illustrators, animators, directors, and creative coders (66 collaborators making 55 segments). With the controls in the upper-right corner, you can fit a continuous loop of one or all of the videos in a browser window or full-screen.*First televised in 1966 by New York's WPIX-TV to provide its audience with some pleasant, noncommercial viewing on the holiday (and most of the broadcast crew some time off)
The Spirit of Christmas
(SLYT, gross, bloody, disrespectful nightmare fuel, in other words, classic CYRIAK) [more inside]
the Christmas Demon of Germanic folklore whose job it was to punish the kids on Santa's Naughty List has been featured here before
. And while most people assume he is a better-left-forgotten relic of less gentle times (or less gentle places
), he appears to be having a resurgence this year, being featured everywhere from Buzzfeed
to The Awl
. He's getting a piece of the Christmas merchandise blitz
and of course he has his own website
. There is Krampus music
and he even speaks in his own defense
. And of course, he has a 'Folk Death Metal' band named after him
But the biggest Krampus Kontroversy today is via travel/food TV maven Anthony Bourdain, who wrote and had animated a cautionary Krampus story for the holiday edition of his show, which was rejected by his bosses at the Travel Channel
. Fortunately, you can still see it on YouTube
. Happy Holidays!
Annable, perpetrator of the previously popular "Space Wolf"
* animation, celebrates Halloween with some spooky, kooky, ooky** toons: in '07 it was the zombie-themed "Last Duet on Earth"
, in '08 "Joy to the Weird"
, last year we were introduced to "Principal Skeleton"
and this year "Performance"
(Spoiler: HE'S BACK). [more inside]
(part 1) ...For Wings...
(part 2) ...That Work
(part 3). The only Christmas Special you'll see this year with hairballs, a cross-dressing cockroach, Ronald Coleman and a 22-second warning. The apex for Berkeley Breathed and Opus (for Bill, notsomuch). via.