Friday, December 20, 2013

At the Nickelodeon: The Insects' Christmas (1913) dir. Wladyslaw Starewicz

This is probably the dreamiest and most enchanting Christmas film I've ever seen. A Father Christmas ornament leaves the cozy confines of an indoor Christmas tree in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve and journeys outside to construct a Christmas Tree and bestow gifts upon the deserving insects and amphibians of the forest. The ladybugs, dragonflies, assorted beetles, and a lanky frog are all pleased to accept Father Christmas' invitation to the celebration. It's difficult to believe that this Russian stop-action animation film was made 100 years ago. And as a huge fan of John Denver's "Alfie: The Christmas Tree", the combination of Christmas mythology and the critters of nature gets me every time.

Friday, December 13, 2013

At the Nickelodeon: Post Haste (1943) by Richard Massingham

Ok, so this is not a particularly intriguing film...but a gentle reminder to get your Christmas orders in Post Haste! Our final shipping day before the holiday is Thursday, December 19th! Overnight options may be available after that, but please contact Babil & Bijou first to ensure we will be able to accommodate you.

Friday, December 6, 2013