The Junky’s Christmas: William S. Burrough’s Claymation Christmas Film

Back in 1993, the Beat writer William S. Burroughs wrote and narrated a 21 minute claymation Christmas film. And, as you can well imagine, it’s not your normal happy Christmas flick. Nope, this film – The Junky’s Christmas – is all about Danny the Carwiper, a junkie, who spends Christmas Day trying to score a fix. Eventually he finds the Christmas spirit when he shares some morphine with a young man suffering from kidney stones, giving him the “immaculate fix.” There you have it. This film produced by Francis Ford Coppola appears in our collection of Free Movies Online, or you can buy it on Amazon here. via @UBUWeb

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  • micfin

    Kind of a junkies George Burns, I love it. You can see he’s been there. Although, I never expierienced an immaculate hit , but then, I’ve never given away my only hit, don’t believe that I could when I was sick.

  • sue me

    Probably only selfless act he had done…nThe character’s self pity and manipulation is enough to turn my stomach.nThat is the problem with addiction, the belief that the junkie is a victim.nAs for the animation, I love the cinematography.nAs for the ending, one could only hope an addict could have such warm, loving and nutritious surroundings.

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