The Christmas Brigade

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The Christmas Brigade
Thought the first film was bad, well this is worse.
Genre: Animation
Starring: Amy Donofrio
Jennifer Donofrio
James Grotto
Dan Haggerty
Jamie Norton
Westley Schultz
Photography: Color
Release Date: October 7, 1997
Runtime: 72 minutes
Country: United States
Prequel: The Christmas Light

The Christmas Brigade is a 1997 Christmas CGI-animated film, the sequel to 1995's The Christmas Light. Like its predecessor, it was also only released on VHS.


The Christmas Brigade - consisting of Santa, the newly-reformed Burton the elf, Jennifer, and Isaac the elf, sets out to stop the evil Dr. D and bring the magic of Christmas to every single day of the year.

Why It Sucks

  1. The movie has all the problems of the previous film, including the low-quality CGI, cheap animations, terrible acting, etc.
    • In fact, the animation is even worse here, as the characters move very stiff, and the frame rate is awful and choppy when compared to the original film.
  2. Like the movie's predecessor, the VHS was very infamous for being recorded in Extended Play (EP) mode AND encoded with Macrovision copy protection, resulting in overall horrid video quality.
  3. Most of the movie is filler to pad out the runtime.
    • There's a song sung by beetles that doesn't contribute anything to the plot.
    • The film's title song is sung four times through the entire film.
    • Jennifer and her sister sing Christmas songs for over five minutes.
    • At one point, the characters recap the events of the previous film for fifteen minutes.
  4. Burton is extremely annoying with his terrible jokes.
  5. Isaac's "inventions" are just excuses for the characters to use as little animation as possible (i.e. the characters teleporting and passing directly through walls).
  6. The movie's main story is dealt with abruptly and anticlimactically.
  7. A lot of the new characters are just slightly modified models of the characters from the previous film.


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