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Celebrate Christmas with ‘Calvin & Hobbes!’

The short film A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas brings Bill Watterson's horrific snowmen to life.

No, this isn't an officiall sanctioned Calvin & Hobbes movie, like so many rumors have foretold, but it's extremely cool nonetheless. Jim Frommeyer and visual effects artist Teague Chrystie (Feast III: The Happy Finish) have just released their short film A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas. It's a loving homage to the classic comic strip by Bill Watterson that ran from 1985 to 1995, and which hasn't been heard from since. Over the course of the comic, the precocious young rebel Calvin made a series of creative but often demonic snowmen in defiance of winter tradition, and now at last we see them come to life… and you know what? In real life, they're pretty damned creepy. That kid had some serious issues. Maybe they should subtitle it We Need to Talk About Calvin.

But for Calvin & Hobbes fans the world over, this wonderful short will bring back wonderful memories, and maybe even create a few new ones. We hope you enjoy A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas!


Thanks to Sofa Dogs host John Pavlich for bringing this to our attention!