Dennis sitting on the couch serenading the neighbors downstairs with his Yamaha cheap keyboard.
The untimely sexual assault on Santa Claus by the glove and Groucho Glasses monster did not delay Christmas in 1990.
When laundry decides to wash, dry, fold, iron, and put itself away, the good xmas fairy does not complain.
It's always a somber moment when stopping to remember the roots of xmess.
Holiday dinner suggestions, including M&Ms, always a hit. Fluids are rampant. Solids are less apparent.
Xmess, my most hated and dreaded time of year, managed to get two Christmas movies out of Sutro Tower Video in 1990. The first, "Christmas on Twin Peaks," was made with my first video camera, a VHS model from Sears. I got a new VHS camera for myself for the holidays in December, and it had the ability to do stop animation, which really opened up new vistas for me, including this first movie utilizing the feature. As it captured about 6 frames of video per each "stop," there is some rather interesting secondary short movement within much of the animation.
Christmas, day one. Wrapping presents, eating wrapping paper, things getting odd… Music, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Christmas, day two. Still dealing with stuff, and drinking, passing out, to "Silent Night."
Day Three, "Caroling the Neighbors." Using a Yamaha keyboard and stop animation xmas carols. Very odd results.
Christmas, day four. "March of the Cheesecake Soldiers." The ingredients in a stop animation self-sacrifice marching toward the Cuisinart. Tchaikovsky's first use…
Day five. "Christmas Cards," featuring George & Babs Bush's card to friends Sodom & Gomorrah Hussein in Baghdad.
Christmas, day six. The untimely sexual assault on Mr. Claus. No Santas were harmed in this segment, although a number of chickens did have to die. Homemade music. This segment presaged "Two Heads Are Better Than One."
Christmas, day seven. Unaware of the trauma to Santa Claus, live goes on as normal with a slight respite from Christmas stress. A "Waltz of the flowers" with laundry doing itself, ironing accomplished, clothes put in the closet, etc.
The outside music in this video is mostly gawdawful Guy Lombardo xmess schmaltz. It adds a lot to the flavor of the presentation overall.
Christmas, day eight. The Three Rs: Rememberin', Religion,' and Relatives. Bing Crosby singing "O Come, All Ye Faithful," some newfangled overlaid tacky flying little angels, me swallowing rosaries, and a short wooden cross balancing act with Santa.
Christmas, days nine, ten, and eleven. "Dressing for last minute shopping, using the appropriate San Francisco Layered Look." The cold wave…
Day eleven still. "The House Miraculously Cleans Itself. Pretty Unlikely, Wouldn't You Say?"
"On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, It Was Time to Pig Out." Calistoga, soda, orange juice, brandy & egg nog, coca-cola, and M&Ms.
Videos with an asterisk (*) are available for viewing courtesy of the Internet Archive.
The Detaxilification of Quemalt Aite (1992)
(sketched out: never produced)
The Last Time Dennis Saw Iowa (2005)
(see also: "Red Meat and Red Jell-O")
Sturm in der Deutschstunde (1992)
►Sutro Tower Video's Twelve Days of Christmas (1990)
A Tour of San Francisco (1987)
(the very first "movie")