Also I’m Still Taking Notes To Figure Out The Plot to _Rudolph And Frosty’s Christmas In July_


So we were watching the Rankin/Bass special Jack Frost, the Christmas special about how the Groundhog got his magic shadow and … uh … yeah, the Rankin/Bass holiday canon drifted in some weird ways. But the thing is at one point they’re talking with Father Winter and that made us think: Father Winter? Surely they mean Old Man Winter? But then I could see an explanation. Maybe they’re separate people. Maybe they’re related. I can see it now. “Old Man Winter? Oh, no, Old Man Winter is my father. Call me Father Winter.” And much merriment ensues as meetings and parcels intended for Old Man Winter go to Father Winter or vice-versa and the two have to deal with the people who are going to the wrong one and Father Winter’s trying to be all folksy and casual and Old Man Winter’s really not any more stiff, he’s just from a generation where you only use casual names with friends and all that. Anyway, I leave this premise free to a needy improv troupe.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

2 thoughts on “Also I’m Still Taking Notes To Figure Out The Plot to _Rudolph And Frosty’s Christmas In July_”

  1. I never thought about it until reading this entry — In the chant/poem “It’s raining its pouring the old man is snoring” . Is the old man a personification of Old Man Weather, and the snoring Thunder?

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    1. I never thought of that before but, yeah, that could work. I think I had the idea maybe it was supposed to be the Old Man Of The Mountain, some remote but identifiable feature.

      On the other hand then what would either of them bump their head on?

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