Wanta watch the animated Christmas specials? Don’t watch the televised versions...

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They are so heavily edited on TV that it’s not worth it. Obviously, the best option would be to buy the discs on DVD and Blu-ray (and in some cases only on VHS), but if you can’t afford that, many of them are unedited on YouTube!
 

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Just noticed that the 1979 stop motion Jack Frost you have to pay for on YouTube (and I’m sure it’s the same case with many others), so obviously not all of them are free. But ones like Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town YouTube doesn’t charge for.
 

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They are so heavily edited on TV that it’s not worth it. Obviously, the best option would be to buy the discs on DVD and Blu-ray (and in some cases only on VHS), but if you can’t afford that, many of them are unedited on YouTube!
VHS?
I shudder trying to imagine how VHS would look on my 65" screen.
 

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They are so heavily edited on TV that it’s not worth it. Obviously, the best option would be to buy the discs on DVD and Blu-ray (and in some cases only on VHS), but if you can’t afford that, many of them are unedited on YouTube!
Commercial requirements today far exceed what they were back in the 60's, so it's the animated Christmas special (Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, as one example) that suffers. There are also a few scenes or lines that have been deemed politically incorrect or even offensive by today's standards that are subsequently removed. We must be protected, right?.
 

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Commercial requirements today far exceed what they were back in the 60's, so it's the animated Christmas special (Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, as one example) that suffers. There are also a few scenes or lines that have been deemed politically incorrect or even offensive by today's standards that are subsequently removed. We must be protected, right?.
I’d comment on my feelings about political correctness, but instead I’ll keep my mouth shut. Same goes for commercialism.
 

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I’d comment on my feelings about political correctness, but instead I’ll keep my mouth shut. Same goes for commercialism.
Well I'll jump in. I saw where the SJWs jumped all over the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) program as being racist for sitting the little black kid, Franklin, by himself on one side of the picnic table where they shared Thanksgiving.

I am old enough to remember when Charles Schulz first introduced Franklin. It was quite brave of him at the time and received praise.

Ugh....kids today.:eek:
 
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Changing the screen ratio to 4:3 would at least help. DVD/VCR combos can connect via HDMI and it’ll improve the resolution slightly as well.
DVD will output over HDMI, VHS is limited to composite video. Even so, the picture was considered marginal when the format launched in the late 70's.
 

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DVD will output over HDMI, VHS is limited to composite video. Even so, the picture was considered marginal when the format launched in the late 70's.
My VCR works fine over HDMI in my DVD/VCR combo. I watched some of Casino Royale 1954 on VHS just fine with it the other day.
 

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Well I'll jump in. I saw where the SJWs jumped all over the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) program as being racist for sitting the little black kid, Franklin, by himself on one side of the picnic table where they shared Thanksgiving.

I am old enough to remember when Charles Schulz first introduced Franklin. It was quite brave of him at the time and received praise.

Ugh....kids today.:eek:
It’s interesting to note that Linus and Marcy are sitting alone as well. These SJWs overlook that.
 
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Well I'll jump in. I saw where the SJWs jumped all over the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) program as being racist for sitting the little black kid, Franklin, by himself on one side of the picnic table where they shared Thanksgiving.

I am old enough to remember when Charles Schulz first introduced Franklin. It was quite brave of him at the time and received praise.

Ugh....kids today.:eek:
I’ll watch the Charlie Brown specials that are televised. To the best of my knowledge, they aren’t edited.
 

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Commercial requirements today far exceed what they were back in the 60's, so it's the animated Christmas special (Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, as one example) that suffers. There are also a few scenes or lines that have been deemed politically incorrect or even offensive by today's standards that are subsequently removed. We must be protected, right?.
Except those specials were filmed..not videotaped

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VHS is 240 lines of resolution, dvd is 480i. So no matter what the connection, it is not going to be improved that much.
 

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“Protected” = “Indoctrinated”?


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The classic movie Holiday Inn has been chopped mercilessly.
I'm as left leaning as they come but the movie just lacks something without the blackface routine. You have to view old movies with an understanding of the norms of the time it was made.
 
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I'm as left leaning as they come but the movie just lacks something without the blackface routine. You have to view old movies with an understanding of the norms of the time it was made.
Fortunately I bought an unedited version of it on DVD a few years ago but TCM runs everything uncut or modified in any way. The minstrel show is in.
 
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I noticed that NBC's reprise of How the Grinch Stole Christmas was remastered to 4:3 HD and ran 40 minutes. It looked pretty darn good but the sound could have used some creative expansion.

I much prefer the original to the Jim Carey version.
 

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