Sunday, November 29, 2009

Frosty Returns...Or Needs to be Returned

I love Christmas and I love the Christmas season. One thing I enjoy is watching Christmas movies. There are a couple that I look forward to watching every year. Some of these are the old classic cartoons of Rudolph, Santa, the Grinch and Frosty. The other day I decided to put on Frosty and share the classic with my son. We loved Frosty and it remains a timeless favorite.

But then...

There was an option to watch Frosty Returns. Huh. I don't think I've seen Frosty Returns. So I push play and the fun begins. It doesn't take long before I realize that I have seen this before and why it was I erased it quickly from my brain data bank. I suppose its probably not that big of a deal to some, but I think my eyeballs about popped out of my head. Not in horror, or disgust necessarily, but in a very awkward, "what did she just say" kinda way.

Within the first five minutes, we're introduced to two characters, a little girl and her friend Charles. It's snow day! Charles enters the little girls house and asks her why she's not outside playing. Then he says, "let's go outside and make a fertility goddess." Ha, ha - wait, what? Then my 3 year old says, "mom, what's a fertility goddess?" Oh dear Lord, what is happening? Suddenly I'm in a Pink Floyd remix of toddlers and fertility and I'm not liking it. AWKWARD!

Then the little girl, who is attempting to saw her friend Charles in half (magic trick), looses her hat as it blows out the window. She runs after her hat and this is where she runs into Frosty. But pay no mind to Frosty because here comes her mother. "Oh there you are. You realize you left Charles all alone. Now how are you going to feel when he grows up and has to join a support group." Ha, ha - wait, what? I think I sprained an eyelash with the uncontrollable blinking that ensued.

I'm not really sure I have a point here. I think I'm just stunned. I mean...Frosty + fertility goddess + support group + (this comes later) chemical removal of all snow = WTH (what the heck - yup, pulling out the PG version) people.

Oh well. The world is such a funny place. I just thought I would share this because I've been giggling about it and had to tell you. I'm not sure Frosty Returns will be returning to my TV but it was an interesting experience. By the way, there is another Frosty movie, Frosty in Wonderland or something like that, where it talks all about Frosty needing to get himself a wife. Yeah...I'm not even going to tell you what I think about that. Geez people, don't you know these movies are for kids. They want magic and morals and happy gum drop feelings.

Ok, nuff said.


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11 comments:

Mass Hole Mommy said...

Fertility goddess? Oh no! I vaguely remember seeing Frosty Returns (I think) and I am pretty sure it's on the DVD I have, so I will be sure not to put it on. Thanks for the warning!!! UGH!

Wylie said...

Weirdness! On another note (speaking of movies) have you seen The Blind Side yet? Great movie!
Wylie

Christy said...

I think we've "watched" Frosty returns and it's quite obvious I've NEVER paid attention and now I will be making sure it never comes on our tv again! That really disturbs me.

Freddae' said...

Christy and Mass - It was really odd to hear those things on a children's holiday movie. Not that I'm entirely opposed to a fertility goddess per sae or support groups for that matter, but what do kids need with that information, ya know? Weird.

Wylie - I HAVE seen the Blind Side and LOVED it. In fact, I want to go back and see it again with my husband who I think will love it too. I think congregations should be encouraged to go watch it with small groups, Sunday school classes, etc. It was wonderful. I plan on blogging about it tomorrow...stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by girls. Wishing you many blessings.

The Mommyologist said...

This is hilarious! It is always funny to watch old shows because of the stuff they could get away with saying back in the day. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following...I'm following you too now!

Tricia said...

Wow, never heard of it but thanks for the heads up! I'll certainly avoid it.

Lauren said...

I was laughing through this whole post. Too funny - and weird! I won't be watching that one with my 4yo son.

Tiffany Noth said...

Frosty Returns is on our Frosty DVD. I couldn't believe it when we watched it. I never choose that option for my children. You're right, they want that happy gum drop type cartoon... not a fertility goddess.

Autumn Skylar said...

Are you kidding me? Who cares?! Why is it awkward to explain the fertility goddess to your child? Simply say," In the Pagan tradition they believe that this goddess can help you have a baby." It really isn't as difficult as you are making it. You have to have an open mind, dear.

Unknown said...

I care. The show goes to extremes to not talk about Christ or Christmas and does not mention santa clause but sneaks in the fertility godess. political undertones should not be targeted at children.

Reuben Miller said...

I care. The show goes to extremes to not talk about Christ or Christmas and does not mention santa clause but sneaks in the fertility godess. political undertones should not be targeted at children.

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