Monday, January 9, 2012
The Moon Christmas Coloring Book (1970)
While only a minimal plot, this 1970 coloring book highlights how Santa Claus is recruited to save Chrstmas for the men on the moon.
I like the details in the illustrations, and almost see this as lost storyboards from some late 60s Christmas special.
Of course Santa can't just go to the moon. He needs training first.
I am not sure if the spacesuit is airtight if he can't close his visor over his beard. Maybe that's why we saw few bearded astronauts :)
Chistmas comes to the Moon. Think of the cost per pound for the tree they brought (and you thought your tree was expensive!)
And the moral is simple, if we can put [anything] on the Moon we can [do anything]
There is very little information about the author except this final page (can it really say: Lord & Taylor?). Good luck finding your own copy.
I hope your holiday were wonderful and the return to work or school hasn't been too bad. Happy 2012!