This was animated by Bill Littlejohn. The great animator left us earlier this year. I don't think I ever spoke with him, but we've always sent him a Christmas card. He surely had no idea where it was coming from.
It's a sad time of year, crossing names off of Santa's list.
The film is very limited animation -but done in a stylized way you rarely see anymore.
This run, for instance, is a four drawing cycle.
With the panning background, those are all the drawings needed.