The Bumble

Greetings from Monsters and Mayhem!  It’s that time of year, y’all…the holiday season is upon us and that means..Abominable Snowmen!  Oh, they seem to be everywhere in Hollywood, ostensibly trying to ruin your holiday fun. But what are they, exactly?

From Wikipedia:

The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, and Tibet. It is believed to be taller than an average human and is similar to Bigfoot.[2][3] The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region,[4] and are part of their history and mythology. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century.

The scientific community generally regards the Yeti as a legend, given the lack of conclusive evidence,[5] but it remains one of the most famous creatures of cryptozoology.

(Note to self — do a post on cryptozoology.)

Ahem, moving on. What’s funny about these huge, white, furry, ferocious creatures is that they are frequently portrayed as lovable and misunderstood. Abominable from Monsters, Inc is one of my favorite iterations, what with his “lemon” sno-cones and hospitality. Today, though, I thought I’d take a look at an equally famous version — The Bumble.

You don’t know who The Bumble is? Oh, I’m sure you do…but here’s some video to remind you:


What a monster!  Still, it turns out this Bumble isn’t so scary after all…well, after he loses his teeth. Actually, that’s quite sad. Anyway, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer takes me back to my childhood, when this was event TV and the stop motion holiday shows were all the rage.  Nostalgia, sung by Burl Ives. : )

How about you? Do you have a favorite holiday monster? Jack Frost? Mr. Heat-miser? The magician in Frosty?

One comment

  • Probably the Bumble, too, although I’m now going to have,

    “I’m Mister Heat-Miser!
    Whatever I touch
    Starts to melt in my clutch
    I’m too much!”

    stuck in my head the rest of the day!

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