It's Christmas Eve and time from the biggest holiday icon of them all. No not Santa Claus...a far more practical representative of the yuletide season...Pac-Man!
For the past 30 years the video arcade hero Pac-Man has been regularly tied with the Xmas season, in everything from prime time holiday specials, records, comics and Christmas tree ornaments.
Let's examine these three decades of cheer as we have a very merry (and weird) Pac-Man Christmas.
A breakdown of all the Pac-Man holiday crossovers that sealed the king of Chomp as an icon of Xmas.
There was a time when Pac-Man and the folks of PacLand had never heard of Christmas. Luckily Santa showed up as a Missionary and forced...er...taught them the true meaning of the holidays: Commercialism and prime-time animated specials.
The Saturday Morning animated series that Christmas Comes to PacLand spun out of.
The rare Pac-Man cartoon is finally available on DVD from Warner Archives
Let's not forget all of the other media that spawned out of the arcade game.
And what would a blog post be without a link to a write up on the original arcade game...
or Ms. Pac-Man
and don't forget to start your Christmas morning off right with Pac-Man Cereal.
Merry Pac-Christmas Everyone!