Thursday 24 December 2015

O Christmas Tree of H and B

Al Knudsen of Paducah, Kentucky is celebrating the holiday season with this Christmas tree decorated with Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. cartoon characters. Sorry it’s so small, but you can click on it and see if that will enlarge it any.

He says Frankenstein, Jr. is a piggy bank he returned into a tree topper. Almost all your favourite early Hanna-Barbera characters are here—Bamm Bamm is to the right of Frankie’s feet and Wilma Flintstone is just below. There are a couple of different Yogis and Boo Boos, Mr. Jinks, Rosey, Huckleberry Hound, Space Ghost, Quick Draw McGraw, the Jetsons in their car, Snagglepuss, the Flintstones in their car (with Pebbles on top), Top Cat (bottom left of tree) and some Great Dane. At the bottom right is Tom in his outfit from the MGM short The Two Musketeers. Fans of Doggie Daddy, Ruff and Reddy and a yellow duck are out of luck.

This is such a neat idea for a Christmas tree, I thought I’d pass it on.

Cats are known to attack Christmas tree ornaments. Whether Al’s will be spared from that fate remains to be seen, but it seems that kitties do love Hanna-Barbera figures. Especially soap dishes. The proof is in the photo below. (At least I think it’s a soap dish).


  1. That is a neat idea, Yowp. Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

  2. By the way, in case anyone is interested, today and tomorrow Boomerang will be airing a number of classic Hanna-Barbera Christmas specials! Treats include "The Nutcracker Scoob," "'Tis The Season to be Smurfy," "Casper's First Christmas," "A Flintstones Christmas Carol," "Yogi's First Christmas," "A Flintstone Family Christmas," and my personal favourite "A Christmas Story" (not to be confused with the 1983 movie). Remember, it's not often that Boomerang airs H-B shows not starring some Great Dane at a reasonable time of day, so if you have a chance to watch any of these classic specials over the next couple of days, take it!