Chad Young of the Horror Movie BBQ drops by the Advent Calendar House for a rare look at the 1974 Canadian Christmas special, “The Gift of Winter,” which introduces the colorful characters better-known from its Halloween sequel, Witch’s Night Out.
- Watch The Gift of Winter online on Shout! Factory TV
- Pre-SNL appearances by the voices of Gilda Radner and Dan Aykroyd
- The special’s true heroes: A couple of gay trees
- Whenever Bazooey’s not on screen, all the other characters should be asking, “Where’s Bazooey?”
- The Anytown Series, which includes a planned remake of The Gift of Winter and brand new specials for Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day
- Every parade should end at the Rocky steps
- The Lego Batman Movie, for some reason