Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny

Der Weihnachtsmann in Florida. Dort auf Ice Cream Bunny gestoßen. Erinnert mich von Tempo und Stimmung an meine Kindheit in den 70ern (Flipper am 24. gucken etc.). Geringes Budget und kurze Drehzeit: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny. Der Trailer legt Zeugnis davon ab…

Imagine yourself, 9 years old, dropped off at the Cinema Theater in the Vineland shopping center to watch something called Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny while your mother goes hunting for last-minute Christmas items. The poster you saw in the lobby depicted Santa and a huge rabbit riding around in a vintage fire truck, but it has now been well over an hour and you’ve had to endure endless shots of a skinny, sweat-stained Santa, sitting in a sleigh, muttering about the heat in Florida as well as a wrenchingly boring movie about Thumbelina that was sprung on you from out of nowhere and you have yet to see any sign of this so-called Ice Cream Bunny. Anticipation builds. Against your better judgment, you force yourself to believe that there must be something truly awe-inspiring about the Ice Cream Bunny’s ultimate appearance. At this stage, nothing less than a titanic rabbit GOD dispensing gallon after gallon of soft serve ice cream from a fire hose would justify the tedium you’ve endured. And then… This! THIS!!!! This winking, prancing, wrinkly freak! This saggy refugee from a costume shop bargain bin! THIS is your precious ICE CREAM BUNNY!!!! And not a single trace of ice cream!!! You’ve been DUPED!!!! USED!! And if you hadn’t fully realized it before, you certainly do now; adults can and will do terrible things to unsuspecting kids.. and you will never, ever forget it.

Five vintage trailers for Christmas-themed childrens‘ movies. (via The Third Banana)

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