Okay, guys. I want to give everyone an idea on what I’m going to be doing for the next month. I love Christmas and don’t get nearly enough time to talk about it, what with the season being only about a month long. There are so many things that I can talk about in terms of critique, but I must be smart with my choices, so here we go.
For starters, I think it’s important to look at some of the main characters from the famous shorts How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas. These pieces are influential to me because they are staples of the season, and if a young writer wants to write Christmas stories for children, these two stories are probably the most important.
The Grinch is the staple of this focus. He is such an angry character, and except for the Jim Carrey/Ron Howard version, there isn’t much discussion about why The Grinch hates Whoville and Christmas so much. I think that deserves an entire segment. So does Charlie Brown’s social anxiety issues.
I also want to delve into The Nightmare Before Christmas, specifically Jack and Sally. With an overbearing father figure, there is much more to this rag doll than stuffing. Furthermore, Jack is a ruler of an entire holiday, yet he just wants more than scaring. Why is Christmas so appealing to him? Also, how many times can I put Amy Lee’s version of Sally’s Song into the post? All this and more, coming up.
Finally, Christmas holds a special place in lot of supernatural and science fiction pieces, specifically British works. From Harry Potter to Doctor Who, Christmas gets immense praise. Why is that?
Along with those posts, I will be delving into religion in Star Trek vs in Battlestar Galactica. Also, it’s important to give credit to one of the more important fantasy pieces in Christmas history; Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Never considered A Christmas Carol to be fantasy? You have no idea.
All this and more. Stay tuned.