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Web Christmas Watch 2018

Welcome back to Web Animation Watch- our regular round-up of the latest and greatest animation released online. This week it's our Christmas special! We'll be back in the new year with a whole new year of web animation.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

The magical night of Gaspar

Chilean studio Punkrobot, Oscar winners for the short Bear Story made this beautiful Christmas film. It follows a firefighter who has to spend Christmas away from his family when he's given the Christmas Eve shift. The animation is utterly gorgeous, and if the story doesn't move you- you're probably the Grinch himself! In Spanish with English Subtitles. Feliz Navidad!

Xmas Hold 'Em

Hailing from Passion Animation Studios, this festive film is very short- at just one minute, but is exceptionally well done. Featuring a Poker game between Santa and his Reindeer, this is extremely funny with some outstanding character designs.

Xmas Hold 'Em from Passion Animation Studios on Vimeo.

Christmas With The Moonies

British Studio Blue Zoo have made a tradition of releasing a new video at Christmas, and they're always reliably great. This year, they've decided to go down a somewhat darker path. We don't want to give anything away, but suffice to say- this isn't one to share with the little ones in your life!

What would Christmas be without love?

This might be another advert, commissioned by Erste Group,- a European Bank- but it's still one of the cutest things you will see this season! It Follows a hedgehog, whose spines prevent him from getting too close to his friends and loved ones- but soon gets a Christmas surprise. Seriously adorable stuff.  (No, YOU'RE crying).

The Predator Holiday Special

Nothing says Christmas like a stop-motion Holiday Special! This is a long way from the Rankin-Bass works of old, however. Made to promote the home release of the sci-fi thriller The Predator, this short explores what happens when Santa and his elves encounter the dreadlocked alien hunters. Very much not suitable for kids!