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13 Days of Xmas 2011 – Day 3: Yes, Virginia, Even More Fun With Cartoons

Christmas Visitor - UPA 1959

It’s time for another cavalcade of Christmas cartoons, since that’s the traditional Day 3 approach to things.

We kick off with the Max Fleischer 1939 classic, “Somewhere in Dreamland.” That’s apparently Mae Questel (Betty Boop) providing the voice of the mother.

Then we have the 1959 Halas-Batchelor classic short, “The Christmas Visitor.” Yes, kids, remember: only Santa can use a cigar to decorate a Christmas tree. I myself have had mishaps with cigars, so just say no, kids.

And lastly, someone’s created a video to accompany a Jiminy Cricket reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Enjoy.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

“Dreamland” appears on the DVD collection of the same name. It also appears on Very Classic Christmas with “Visitor,” although I have a suspicion that the bigger boxed set is of better video quality. Not sure where to locate the Jiminy Cricket track…perhaps it’s out of print?

Previously we’ve been hanging with the Road Runner and the original Frosty, Donald Duck and the original Rudolph, a hodge-podge of selections in 2008, and back during Year One we were checking out The Grinch.