The fever for Netflix's Stranger Things has abated for the time being, as have the many wonderful and entertaining parodies, but this new Charlie Brown/Peanuts take may just restart the engine. Did I mention it's Christmas themed?
While I'm normally against anything relating to Christmas before Halloween, I'll make an exception for Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez's “A Stranger Things Christmas” because it is so amazing and perfect. (Sidebar: you're probably going to see a lot of Stranger Things costumes this weekend.)
I may be a bit biased as I've been following Lahav's work for many years now (and she's animated me). Her geek-themed parody videos are unparalleled, and her original series Belle & Tina are Time Travelers needs to be on Cartoon Network immediately.
We've gotten a bizarre real-world crossover of the show with NBC's Parks and Recreation but in Lahav's latest video we get to see how the Peanuts gang relates to the characters of Stranger Things. And…it works really well??
“Will Byers returns home from the upside down, but can't seem to shake off that traumatic experience,” the creators write. Here it is…
That ending killed me.