Looking at the Internet Movie Database and Amazon, it is clear that Christmas is the most fragile of holidays. Searching for "Saves Christmas", I find that Christmas has thus-far been saved by. . .
- Ernest (the late "Hey Vern" guy)
- Elmo the muppet
- Inspector Gadget
- Felix the Cat
- The Berenstain Bears
- The Flintstones
- Rainbow Brite (a really creepy 1980's-era toy)
- The VeggieTales
- The GLO Friends (more creepy 1980's-era toys)
Is Christmas such a fragile holiday that it requires constant saving by everything from flash-in-the-pan 80's toys to fundamentalist Christian vegetables?
What can we do to shore up this fragile holiday and thus prevent further need for saving?