BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.A quaint little town called Stinky Cigars – a secret location hidden only by a name that was chosen to repel tourists – is populated by iconic holiday characters from every culture around the world. It is home to Santa Claus and his workshop full of hard-working elves, and to other holiday figures from the best-known (Cupid, the Easter Bunny, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln) to the most minor and obscure (Arbor Day Aardvark, Labor Day Amos).The story, which is narrated in verse and "cheekily punctuated" by original songs, centers on Edison Elf (Sean Hayes), an optimistic inventor with an unexpectedly hazardous new toy, and Murray Weiner (Jerry Stiller), the cranky owner of the town's diner. Murray's talent for delivering orders makes the unwilling curmudgeon the only person in town who can fill in for an injured Santa (Kevin Michael Richardson) on Christmas Eve.Fun special. There is plenty of holiday material that this cleverly spoofs. What is nice is that the makers of this film do not "Dumb it Down" when I am sure they were tempted.
We just rented this show today and found it delightful from beginning to end! It is so clever, funny, creative, and thoroughly entertaining! All the songs are catchy and totally hum-able! The dialogue and rhymes require quick wit and superb timing! The entire voice cast is amazing and great! We usually stick with our fave Christmas shows (like "Rudolph" and "Charlie Brown" and "Grinch") but this Christmas special is worth watching again and again! Jerry Stiller is excellent as Murray - and the entire voice casting is perfect! Highly recommend this fresh, creative, funny show to any adult with a good sense of humor and an open mind for new Christmas shows!
'How Murray Saved Christmas' is a lighthearted holiday cartoon aimed at adults, period. (And on Christmas Day itself? Oy! Such a concept!) Fast paced and filled with so many inside literary, historic and pop culture jokes, puns and sight gags that only adults will get. Yes, this is not like your standard "Children, Santa Claus loves you and Christmas because . . . " cartoon that will sit well with those who grew up only on Frosty, Rudolph and Snoopy. But those who live west of the Hudson and south of Yonkers, or are familiar with all of the multicultural references in "How Murray Saved Christmas" will find this cartoon to be a hoot. And, yes, it is forty-two minutes of silly rhymes, plus over-the-top Broadway-style show tunes, to boot.
My husband & I saw this on a listing of Christmas shows & thought we'd give it a shot. It was a good time with lots of laughs! I despise shows like Family Guy & while the animation may have looked "Family Guy-ish", it was not. It most definitely wasn't vulgar like some reviews suggest. I wouldn't let a little kiddo watch it, but 10+ should be just fine.
Make sure you watch this, especially if you're easily offended ????. Our family enjoys this yearly along with Christmas Vacation, Arthur Christmas and A Christmas Story.