In an annual attempt to theorize the Christmas film, Ryan and Todd examine the concept of the misfit in three famous stop-motion Christmas films from the 1960s and 1970s: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and The Year Without a Santa Claus. They discover the politics of nonbelonging at work in these films as it is figured through the idea of the misfit.


We’re a Couple of Misfits (

The Island of Misfit Toys (

Silver and Gold (

The First Toymakers to the King (

My World is Beginning Today (Jessica’s Trippy 2001/ Vertigo song;

Snow Miser (

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (Springsteen;

Father Christmas (The Kinks;

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