I’m writing this at the end of September, which means most stores just removed half of their Halloween supplies in order to make room for their Christmas displays.
These include the usual line-up of Christmas DVDs, with the old Rankin-Bass specials at the top of the rack. Remember those? They specialized in 3D stop-motion animation — the CGI of its day. They’re rudimentary by today’s standards, but that doesn’t bother me nearly as much as the ugly themes they portray: cruelty, hatred, abuse — even murder, wrapped up in pretty Christmas packaging.
[Continued in Midtown Magazine article.]