Present Bear in the Land of the Snow Elves
We pause our current storyline briefly for a couple updates of special holiday nonsense!
As some long-time readers may have gathered, I am inordinately fascinated with a particular kind of TV Christmas Special: the kind that adamantly refuses to tap into either Christian or secular traditional holiday mythology. No Jesus, wisemen or drummer boys; no Santa, reindeer or snowmen... just some totally original story that only minorly grazes a handful of holiday symbols or themes in the vaguest way possible.
The most common of these are the Christmas specials for an established fantasy series -- be it the Star Wars or How to Train Your Dragon -- where real Christmas can't actually exist, so a Christmas-esque holiday has to be invented. But the truly special ones, like Present Bear in the Land of the Snow Elves, are based on absolutely nothing whatsoever. (I would list some real-world examples, but it's been so long since my childhood-self watched any of them that they have all kind of blurred together into... well, into something that greatly resembles the special in today's comic, actually.)
We return on Friday! See you then, team.