Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"
that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.
December 14, 1969
Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass wanted to give the show and its characters the look of a Christmas card, soPaul Coker, Jr., a greeting card and MAD Magazine artist, was hired to do the character and background drawings. The actual animation work was done in Japan, by Osamu Tezuka's studio, Mushi Production. Rankin/Bass veteran writer Romeo Muller adapted and expanded the story for television as he had done with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964.