[2013-02-11] The mirror list has been down for a while; just go
check it out on Youtube.
Santa-vs-Frosty is also
there. All further content is up for historical purposes. - Tim
The Spirit of Christmas
Official Distribution Site
Warning: contains explicit language, graphic violence, and 53M of
The Spirit of Christmas is a five-minute animated video, telling the
stories of four young American boys, three cultural icons, a crowd of
onlooking children, and a large group of rats with antlers. It is truly
one of the most moving pieces to ever escape two men's video equipment.
This movie is not recommended for anybody with a slow network
connection, or for pregnant women under the age of 15.
| The Script
| The True Story
Download the Spirit of Christmas
*Just click on one of the site names to download a
copy of the movie...*
/If one site doesn't work, then just try another.
That's what they're there for/
Mirror List Deleted
*Truth of the matter is, this kind of distribution
is kinda irrelevant nowadays*
/Most people that want this stuff are just going to
go to one of the eight trillion P2P services out there and look for
*Still, we'd love more mirror sites that will
actually stay up. Contact us, and we'll list you*
/There are a lot more versions out there than just
Becoming a mirror site
*The main point of this Distribution Site is, of
course, to mirror the movie*
/This is necessary because, well, it's big -
one server can't handle distributing a 50meg file on its own. Well, at
least not one that's this popular/
*There are now more versions of the movie than the
forementioned 50 meg MOV, but the same general principle applies - the
only way to distribute this is to work together*
/Anyway, our point is this: if you'd like to help
out, we'd be happy to have you/
*All you have to do is download the movie, put it up
on the web, and tell us where you put it - we'll put a link up, and all
will be good*
/There should be copies of most of the versions of
the movie off of this page somewhere - if you can't find the copy you want
to mirror, mail us and we'll tell you where you can get that
*Do note that you should check with your system
administrators ahead of time - being a mirror site takes a lot of space
and bandwidth, and your admins will be happy to know you're about to use
/Oh, and one more thing - if you could become an
archive site, to help distribute every version of SOXMAS to the actual
mirror sites, we'd really love that.../
Now everybody go have yourselves a candy bar. You've earned it*
- Dave Weber for use of
his Mac and digitizing skills.
- Tom Saleh for the Jaz Drive that kept DB from having to buy a new
hard drive to digitize the thing.
- Jesse Olson for getting the
~6th generation tape from Amy Ryan, who got the ~5th generation tape from
Jay Kreibich, who got his from "an
ex-co-worker, who made his copy from a client's copy, who got his copy
from 'some friends who work in a studio in LA'."
- Tim Skirvin for beginning distribution, and
letting us eventually take over the website.
- Everyone who's ever run a mirror site (which would be a lot of
people). Thanks to you, we got this show on the air.