[Video] The Christmas Card
Here’s some fun to end the week. This is reputed to have been made by Terry Gilliam in 1968 for a special Christmas Day show, Do Not Adjust Your Stocking. Unfortunately I’ve been unable to find a source (that isn’t self-referential) but in any case the video is darkly funny. There’s also this quote allegedly made by Gilliam about how he conceived the idea:
I went down to the Tate [Gallery] and they’ve got a huge collection of Victorian Christmas cards so I went through the collection and photocopied things and started moving them around. So the style just developed out of that rather than any planning being involved. I never analysed the stuff, I just did it the quickest, easiest way. And I could use images I really loved.
I hope it’s true.Tags: christmas card, fun, gilliam, humor, humour, itv, monty python, terry, thames television