EXT. DIMMSDALE - THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
PUSH IN ON A GAZEBO where SEVERAL CHRISTMAS CAROLERS sing as
big fluffy flakes of holiday SNOW fall around them.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave
to me, a partridge in a pear tree...
CAMERA PANS through the town. The streets and storefronts are ablaze
with Christmas lights and decorations. PEOPLE scurry back and forth
as they shop.
Dozens of TVs are tuned to the same channel. PEOPLE scurry back and forth in front of the display as the camera PUSHES IN on one particular TV.
Yes, with the partridge in a pear tree crisis
over, it\u2019s Christmas time again. Good evening
Dimmsdale, it\u2019s Christmas and I\u2019m Chet
A CITY WORKER hangs LIGHTS on the town CHRISTMAS TREE. THREE
KIDS build a SANTA SNOWMAN. TWO OTHER CITY WORKERS paint
CANDY CANE STRIPES around streetlight poles.
CHET UBETCHA (OS)
Yes, Christmas! Better than Easter!
More loving than Valentine\u2019s Day! And
nowhere near as useless as Arbor Day!
EXT. TOWN SQUARE - THREE BIG STATUES of THE EASTER BUNNY,
CUPID and a big TREE GUY are pulled away by ARMY TANKS and
replaced with an EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE SANTA STATUE.
ON A DOG and a POSTMAN WITH RIPPED PANTS squaring off. The
postman hands the dog a wrapped BONE. The dog gives the policeman
A NEW PAIR OF PANTS.
6. CHET UBETCHA (cont\u2019d) (os)
...as everyone anxiously prepares for the
arrival of Santa Claus...
I\u2019m Chet Ubetcha saying, I Ho, Ho, Hope you
have a Merry Christmas.
PULL BACK to see it was the TV in TIMMY\u2019S LIVING ROOM. TIMMY,
dressed as an ELF, stands in the middle of an enormous pile of
WRAPPED GIFTS as he finishes wrapping the last one. COSMO and
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