Sunday, December 26, 2010

On the Second Day of Christmas: A Hedgehog and a Little Bear

A Russian samovar
I may be back at work, but I am not ready for Christmas to be over. Today is only the second day of Christmas, after all.

If, like me, you are not ready to pick up the yoke of the world again, relax a bit more and enjoy this charming little animated film, which is based on a bedtime story from the "gentle universe" of the great Russian children's writer, Sergey Kozlov. This film, released in 1975, and animated and directed by Yuri Norstein, won outstanding animation awards in London, Sidney, and Chicago and in 2003 was voted #1 Animated Film of All Time in Tokyo.

Recommended beverage for viewing: Hot tea sweetened with raspberry jam, which is a good drink to have in hand on the windy, stormy East Coast tonight.

Hat tip: Wax lips.

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