Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More Chicagoland Holiday Icons...

Yesterday, I posted up w/ that animated 'Frosty the Snowman' short that was a staple on Chicago-area TV in the 50's. Because i'm a semi-completist, i'm posting up w/ the other two shorts that, w/ Frosty, formed sort of an 'X-mas Trinity' for a lot of folks who grew up in the area.

On December 28, 1953, Chicago-area anklebiters were introduced to Jack Frost's stop-motion honeydip, 'Suzy Snowflake' on 'Garfield Goose & Friends' then on WBBM-TV. Three years later, on December 18, 1956, the Goose (then on WGN-TV) introduced kids to Santa Claus' three favorite dwarves (shouldn't that be Elves?), 'Hardrock, Coco & Joe'. Before my time, but the retro-whore in me loves 'em!

You can get them all on DVD from Museum of Broadcast History and, even better, the proceeds go to support their efforts. Fun stuff, but who knew Santa used to be Asian?

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