"The Christmas Card": A Very Terry Gilliam Christmas

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(CBS) - "Yes, a card makes Christmas complete." These are the first (and only) words in this 1968 short video made by Terry Gilliam. The Monty Python member made this festive cut-out animation for the British TV show "Do Not Adjust Your Set" - a show that featured several other members of what would become "Monty Python's Flying Circus." As you could probably guess, it's odd, funny, and very appropriate for the season.

Gilliam would go on to direct several cult classics, including "Brazil" and "Time Bandits," after his work on Monty Python. But even in the early year of 1968, the director's oddball sense of humor and lightheartedness shines in "The Christmas Card."

  • Bailey Johnson

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