I love “Carol of the Bells.” It was always one of the Christmas carols I would play when I was still taking piano lessons. I love the way it crescendos. However, I ran across this monstrosity and felt compelled to make it a Christmas Spirit Failure even though it’s usually a Christmas Spirit Winner. There are so many things wrong with this that I’m not sure where to begin.
First, claymation is scary. (See prior post.) Second, why does this even exist and what Christmas special is it a part of? Third, why do the bells have faces? Why are they wearing bow ties? And why are they hitting themselves? Fourth, Quasimodo? Really? The narrator thinks he’s being so clever by saying that he has a “hunch” that the performance will be good. I just don’t get it. The whole premise of this is stupid. To cap it all off the “hosts” of this Christmas special appear to be dinosaurs with bad senses of humor. For a nicer rendition of this song click here.