Well nothing says 'Season's Greetings' like 16th century commedia dell'arte, bringing forth all the wonders of spousal abuse, animal beatings, racial stereotyping, reptile maulings, and mad rabid monkeys. All this sponsored by the 'MAN' himself, San-ta CLAUS!! (little Adam West beat there)
We open our scene in someone's fake living room, where there are children. Children who today are very, very old, but still retain the sordid series of events that caused them to shrillingly bawl, whilst tearing at their eyelids, and wetting three layers of garments including down-filled snow-pants.
Perhaps it is the harsh snap of a kendo stick against paper-mache features that stands-out most in their memories. Or maybe it's the deafening wails of housepets being flung into drywall. Nevertheless, this is the Christmas that marked the end of innocence for many, and soon after sent them off to war.
THIS is their story.
Feel free to touch your viewing screen as your gesture of sympathy.