Director: Alexander Tatarsky
Year of release: 1983
Working title: “Yolki-sticks, thick forest”
The plasticine cartoon of the Soviet times conquered and conquers the hearts of both large and small spectators. And the absurd remarks of the protagonist have long been used as sayings and sayings: “Go, says, and do not come back without a Christmas tree.
But with the Christmas tree, he says, come back! ”
Christmas tree – the main symbol of the whole story. After all, it was for her on New Year’s Eve that the man in the hat with earflaps went.
He is not smart, lazy, greedy, and even tongue-tied (does not pronounce some letters and lisps). Unusual adventures awaited him in the forest, which amaze any imagination. However, the hero does not stop at anything, just to get what he wants.
As a result, entangled in the miracles happening to him, he goes home to his wife with nothing. True, he still has a tiger tail, which he grew up in a magical forest.
And at the very end of the cartoon, voice-over tells the audience that the main character still got the Christmas tree, but it was already in the spring, so he carried it back.
What teaches? Cartoon clearly makes it clear that you can not want too much. That is, the greed of people does not paint.
In order to achieve something, it is necessary to apply strength, and our hero clearly does not differ in working capacity. That is why the guy constantly lurk failures.
Children who are constantly lazy about doing homework or housework just need to watch this cartoon.
Director: Vyacheslav Kotyonchkin
Year of release: 1974
Only at the mere mention of this cartoon series, everyone has a kind smile on their faces. The characters of the cartoon Hare and Wolf were the most beloved animals of all Soviet children, and the modern ones do not lag behind them.
Each parent considers it his duty to show this cartoon to his children from the first to the last series. On the eve of the New Year, we would like to especially note the winter series, which takes place in a holiday home. There, in pursuit of the Hare, the Wolf manages to fall through the ice, skating, and also attack the huge bear in the mask of the hare and play the role of the Snow Maiden in a children’s play.
As in other series, the wolf at every step, expect failures and funny situations. And at the end of the series, an avalanche throws the Wolf on a tree, sitting on which he faces Hare: “Well, Hare, wait!”.
What teaches? Every time the Wolf tries to harm the Hare, misfortunes overtake him. This clearly shows that you need to treat others the way you would like others to treat you.
Director: Boris Stepantsev
Year of release: 1973
Based on the tale of Hoffmann and Tchaikovsky’s ballet
A fairy tale without words, familiar to everyone. And she doesn’t need words either, because without them we are touched by the story of a girl servant who was allowed to enjoy the view of the New Year tree only during the harvest.
It was then that she noticed the Nutcracker lying on the floor – a wooden Christmas toy – a toothy knight. Picking up a toy from the floor, the girl suddenly realizes that she comes to life. It turned out that this is not a simple wooden toy, but a beautiful prince who was bewitched by the mouse king.
As soon as the Nutcracker told his sad story, a mouse army burst into the room. In order to take away the prince’s girl, they reduce her with the help of their magic to their size.
During the battle, the girl knocks the crown off the king with her shoe and the spell is dispelled.
Despite the fact that the fairy tale was based on the story of Hoffmann, it does not repeat the whole storyline.
What teaches? The tale of the enchanted prince teaches compassion. It clearly shows that selfless help to others can benefit you.
However, it’s not worth waiting for a reward after every good deed. And it is necessary to bring it to the small audience.
Director: Vladimir Popov
Year of release: 1984
According to the book by Edward Uspensky “Uncle Fedor, Dog and Cat”
In this part of the trilogy about entertaining country life and talking animals comes New Year’s Eve. Cat Sailors and Sharik, who probably are not known only to babies and foreigners, stopped talking. And all because Sharik had lost his temper and bought sneakers instead of felt boots.
Why? Yes, simply because they were more beautiful.
Day-to-day postman Pechkin tries to try them on. However, this becomes possible only during the arrival of the beloved Uncle Fedor and his father. Mom stayed at home to perform on the New Year’s “Blue Light”.
After the arrival of the long-awaited guests, everyone starts preparing for the holiday evening together. And here it turns out that the TV does not work.
Then Pechkin, a big fan of watching television, decides to go home. Of course, nobody let him go. The TV was repaired, but the sound could not be adjusted.
Frustrated heroes watch mom’s speech without a sound and suddenly hear singing. This sang unexpectedly arrived mom.
It turns out that the number was recorded on tape, and the mother herself reached Prostokvashino on skis. And there were women before in Russian villages who could overcome such a path on skis, while her men traveled by car.
The whole cartoon is filled with such subtle humor and comic. The phrase: “But mom has other plans:“ The blue light ”will not wait”; “Probably, he was not like you, he was a good man, since the ship was named after him.”
What teaches? This story calls not to forget about mutual aid and friendship. And also to support loved ones, despite the circumstances.
And, of course, shows that a person is capable of anything, there would be a desire.
Director: Maxim Sveshnikov, Vladlen Barbe
Year of release: 2012
Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
The old story in the new interpretation was created by the hands of Russian multipliers. Despite the fact that the overall storyline is preserved, yet the Snow Queen in the new version has very definite plans – to get rid of people of all creative professions.
They are able to reliably express their emotions and share them with others. But the north wind is designed to cool ardent human souls. Then the long-awaited ice kingdom will reign in the world, where there will be only one Queen.
However, the plans of the ice lady is not destiny. Little girl Gerd is embarking on a journey to save her brother. As a result, she manages to save the whole world from eternal winter.
On the way to the kingdom of Queen Gerd, he meets both familiar heroes and new friends who help her achieve her goal.
What teaches? The tale tells about friendship, loyalty and loyalty. The fact that you must always support your loved ones.
And also that good can overcome evil, only he needs a little help.
Director: Leonid Amalrik
Year of release: 1955
According to the tale of Vladimir Suteev “Yolka”
The story about the good Snowman belongs to a series of cartoons that are made in the traditional quality of the Soviet animation. They also necessarily have Santa Claus, a tree, gifts and kind animals. Here the holiday is on the verge of failure due to greedy wolves.
The story begins with how children mold Snowman, who must deliver a letter to Grandfather Frost asking him to send a Christmas tree. But the forest “wicked people” are trying in every way to select the letter, considering that Santa Claus will fulfill all their wishes for it.
The brown master of the forest saves the situation. And in the morning the kids go out into the yard, and there stands an elegant holiday tree.
What teaches? Describes how important mutual aid. And why kind be much better.
And the fact that much to wish is bad, you need to know when to stop in everything.
Director: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Mikhail Botov
Year of release: 1956
On the work of the same name by Samuel Marshak
On a fierce winter evening, the stepmother sends her stepdaughter into a dark and deep forest for snowdrops. But where do they come from in January?
This greedy stepmother does not care at all. After all, the Queen issued a decree that says: who will bring a basket of snowdrops, he will receive a basket of gold. It does not matter that snowdrops at this time of the year with no fire in the afternoon.
The poor girl has nothing to do, how to go to the forest and hope for a miracle. Which, by the way, happens to her there. Already completely frozen, the girl goes to the clearing to the fire, where 12 brothers are located, they are 12 months old.
They also help her to get snowdrops, and give a ring at parting, which in case of trouble will help the stepdaughter to call the brothers-months for help. Upon arrival home, the girl falls asleep in a deep sleep.
Meanwhile, the stepmother and her daughter are sent with flowers to the queen. She, in turn, orders to show the magical place where flowers grow in winter.
On the way, the stepmother wakes up the girl and makes her go to the forest again to show the queen a magical place. The stepdaughter has to use the power of the ring, and she calls on the brothers for help.
After their appearance, justice prevails: the stepmother with her daughter turn into dogs, and the queen has to ask the girl for help.
What teaches? The tale demonstrates social inequality, which sometimes turns to face the poor. She encourages both large and small to forget about the status and communicate with everyone on an equal footing.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Year of release: 2004
By the same book by Chris Van Ollsburg
The new year would not be a holiday if magic did not occur during it. So this time without it was nowhere.
It was for miracles, along with other children, that a little boy went who did not believe in the existence of Santa Claus (Santa Claus). During the trip in the express train, which rushes at full speed to the North Pole to Santa Claus, the main character finds a girlfriend, and also gets into unexpected twists and turns.
At the end of a difficult journey, a boy is waiting for a miracle – Santa Claus, soaring up on his sleigh pulled by reindeer.
The cartoon is a 3D animation and includes a lot of reliable information. For example, the destination address is the real address where Robert Zemeckis lived as a child.
What teaches? This Christmas story helps to believe in miracles and instills the spirit of the holiday, not only in children but also in adults. Throughout history, a story has been told about friendship and explains what this word really means.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Year of manufacture: 2009
Based on the work of Charles Dickens “Christmas Carol”
Financier Mr. Ebenezere Scrooge never loved Christmas. So this year, he in every way shows contempt for this holiday and for all those around him who honored him in various ways.
He was no longer young, but he could appreciate nothing but money. Friendship, love and good relations – not in his taste. But it was not there!
On the night before Christmas, three spirits are visiting him, giving him the opportunity to look at his whole life from the outside, and not only the past, but also the future. And, of course, he realizes that after his departure to the next world, nothing will remain after him.
Awakened the next morning, he radically changes his life, and with everyone he begins to enjoy Christmas and appreciate life.
What teaches? This bit creepy story is very instructive for both children and adults. She talks about what can lead to greed and thirst for money.
And how important it is to have friends and close people who will support and help in difficult times.
Director: Alla Gracheva
Year of release: 1975
How can you celebrate New Year if there is no Christmas tree at home? Such a question asked the heroes of this cartoon.
Therefore, we went at night to touch the Christmas tree. Their search lasted for a long time, I even had to dive into the snowdrifts. But, much to their chagrin, the tree was never found.
When he came home and thawed out, the hedgehog, without thinking twice, decided to show off his talent and play the role of the Christmas tree. After all, he also has needles that can be decorated with festive balloons. On that they decided.
And what a holiday but without a tree!
What teaches? This cartoon clearly demonstrates that there are no hopeless situations. And there is only a lack of imagination!