We’re back! In a surprise bonus episode, returning guest Brandon Medley drops by the Advent Calendar House for a springtime look at the 1976 Rankin/Bass special, “The First Easter Rabbit,” which despite its name and main theme still relies heavily on Christmas.
Talking points include:
- A very obvious and very uncredited Velveteen Rabbit connection.
- Easter Valley’s odd location next door to the North Pole, and Rankin/Bass’ habit of giving bad directions.
- They named the talking snowball “Br-r-ruce,” a joke I didn’t notice until JUST NOW.