To get ready for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and Christmas the Hunchback characters are doing a secret santa.

Quasimodo picked Frollo and got him Opteka 650-2600mm High Definition Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras for Stalking Esmeralda better.

Esmeralda picked Clopin and got him Southpole Men’s Marled Full-Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt, so her can be fashionable and warm but it’s a shallow girt.

Frollo picked Fleur-de-Lys and got her a Selfie Stick, He doesn’t know her at all.

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Ben Sherman Novelty Socks

Phoebus picked Quasimodo and got him Ben Sherman Novelty Socks, socks, not thoughtful at all.

Gringoire picked Master Florain and got him Plant Theatre Herb Garden Seed Kit , Gringoire thought he was being clever but I can’t see the deaf judge caring for it.

Clopin picked Sister Gudule and got her Zalman King’s Red Shoe Diaries Movie #15: Forbidden Zone, Clopin is being wicked with this one.

 

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Outdoor Gargoyle statue

Fleur-de-Lys picked Notre Dame de paris and got her Design Toscano Florentine Gargoyle Statue, Notre Dame could use a new cute statue.

Jean picked Djali and got her Caution Attack Goat Sign, gag gift

Sister Gudule picked Phoebus and got him 1 X Snowman Mug w/ Shovel Spoon – Christmas Decor, she know he liked a good drink but it’s super misguided

Djali picked Esmeralda and got her Quiddler, Djali likes words.

Notre Dame de Paris picked Gringoire and got him Une Nuit De Noel a Notre Dame De Paris CD, who wouldn’t ant a new Christmas CD

Master Florain picked Jean and got him Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller, It’s useful but Jean won’t use it.

Recently I became a fan of Modern Family and as I’m watching season 2 episode 6, just named Halloween we are treated to a Hunchback of Notre Dame reference, yay.

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Eric Stonestreet as Cameron from the Halloween episode of Modern Family

In the episode Cameron makes mentions to his traumatic Halloween of his youth. At the end of episode as the Halloween is being ruined, Cam shares his story and I’m going off of memory to recount it.  He was dressed up as Quasimodo. His friend took a whole bowl of candy as the ran off Cam’s Quasi Hunch got caught on a rose bush as his friend got away but every went after Cam saying ” Get Quasimodo” and them Cam wet his pants. Poor Cam

Also as an added bonus Jay is dressed as a Gargoyle. And the show makes other reference to Hunchback so double Yay!

Happy Halloween!

 

 

Last year and the year before we did we so why not this year?

Quasimodo – Make friends online
Esmeralda – Dance on Broadway
Frollo – Stalk more efficiently
Phoebus _ Get that ring so she’ll keep me
Gringoire – Publish my e-book Ten Ways to get people to appreciate your genius whether the like it or not
Clopin – Relax more
Fleur de Lys – Get that ring or dump him
Jehan – Resolutions are for losers but if my brother asks, to get a job
Djali – Learn Sheep
Sister Gudule – Take my baby to Disney land
Notre Dame –  Get to maintenance projects I had since like 1899

 

Past years
http://www.thehunchblog.com/2014/01/hunchback-resolutions-2014/
http://www.thehunchblog.com/2013/01/new-years-resolution/

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All the Hunchback Versions that have been reviewed this past year

Christmas maybe technically over but I’m going to mention two more movies that are sort of Christmas related.

Number 1; Little Women (1994)

I know this isn’t the best adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s book but I enjoy this movie and it has a Christmas feel as it does have scenes that take place at Christmas. But it’s one though films that I prefer to watch at Christmas.

Number 2; 8 Women

8 women is a French movie that takes around Christmas but ti is not Christmas-y it’s about murder. It stars 8 of France’s leading actresses including Catherine Deneuve. But it’s a great movie and they sing it in.

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Merry Christmas 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xtrptkenZA&spfreload=10

Julie Zenatti played Fleur de Lys in the original Notre Dame de Paris cast

There are 8 differences in total.

 

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Christmas Edition Spot the Difference Game, Find all 8

Original Picture

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Frollo and Qausimodo Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney

The Muppets have a ton of Christmas specials and movies, the most noticeable is the The Muppet Christmas Carol which is wonderful but that is not one I’m going to talk about. Instead I’m going to talk about A Muppet Family Christmas Special from 1987.

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The Cast of A Muppet Family Christmas

In the special every one goes to Fozzie Mother’s house for Christmas and they are joined but the Sesame Street gang and the Fraggle Rock crew. They get across the giving and togetherness message of Christmas but there is more silliness than morals which makes it wonderful and enjoyable. This special just makes me so happy.

You can watch the special on youtube as it’s not available on DVD any more and that DVD edited it a lot. Watch here, it’s like 47 minutes long.

Another Muppet Christmas thing that is close to my heart is A Christmas Together – John Denver & The Muppets. I listen to this CD a lot this time of year. It has a lot of humor and warmth. Track 3 The Peace Carol is my favorite. It was also another Muppet Christmas Special in 1979.

I’m a sucker for the Moomins, I just adore them. If you don’t know the Moomins, they are happy troll-like creatures who live in Moomin Valley. They are originally from Finland and were created by Tove Jansson in 1945.

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Moomins in Christmas is Coming

The Moomins sleep all winter, so winter is an unknown world to them which is the plot of Moominland Midwinter and a couple episodes of the second anime version of Moomins or Tanoshii Moomin Ikka which was made in the early 90s.

In the second half of the episode Christmas is Coming they learn about Christmas, in that they wake up from sleeping and learn Christmas is coming. They don’t know what that means and think Christmas is something big and scary and that a decorated tree, dinner and presents keeps it happy. The episode conveys the message that Christmas is more about giving and not presents but it’s done in a new and fun way.

You can watch the episode on youtube.