When I was a kid, growing up in Da Region, I used to watch the Ray Rayner Show on WGN each morning. At Christmas time, Ray would always play the Hardrock, Coco & Joe video. I loved it! Dr Desert Flower had never heard of this classic, so I googled it:
Looking back, I see the creepy, almost non-human depiction of "Santa" here, appearing nearly evil - not so much "jolly", but more of a WWII era Pacific Theater propaganda film genre. I also never recalled - though hearing this dozens of times as a kid - that Santa had "no need for Joe, but takes him because he loves him so".
Apparently, only Donner & Blitzen (and 4 other un-named reindeer) were necessary to pull the fully laden sleigh. No need for 8 or 9 or a glowing nose variation in the lead.
1 year ago