Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

by Megan -

Well, Christmas Day is finally here! For those that celebrate, depending on where you are, you may be enjoying a Christmas lunch or dinner, while for others, “visions of sugar-plums” may still be dancing in your heads. Others may be ripping presents open as we speak! No matter what time zone you're in, and whether or not you celebrate Christmas, one thing is true – there are a lot of great Christmas and holiday films to enjoy this time of the year! In particular, stop motion animation has really made a splash during the holiday season throughout the years, with classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which dates as far back as 1964!

There are some of us who can remember these films' original releases, while others simply enjoy watching them replay on television each year. Rankin/Bass, an American production company, was famous for creating these stop motion animation films, and added famous films like Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, The Year Without a Santa Claus, and Rudolph’s Shiny New Year to the original Rudolph’s family of holiday classics. So, which of these stop motion animation films is your favorite? Or do you enjoy an edgier Christmas film, like Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas? Let us know!

And while you think about it, we’ve posted one of OUR holiday favorites above – a repeat from last year but wonderful nonetheless. It was created by our friend Supercol, and it’s called The Best Christmas Gift – made (with love) using iStopMotion. Colin’s film is a great reminder that it doesn’t matter what gifts you get or give to loved ones for the holidays, it’s about spending time with those special people who love you for who you are!

PLUS, don’t forget to grab your very own iStopMotion for iPad or Mac at special prices for a limited time only (ends December 28) and start creating a holiday masterpiece of your own! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!