If you are looking to treat yourself to your own little gift this Christmas, a great way would be to support the Kickstarter to fund this remarkable new film "The WitchDoctor" by the always top notch Screen Novelties. This studio animated the puppet and stop motion bits in cartoons like Chowder and Flapjack, and is probably best known for most recently creating the CBS stop motion Christmas specials of Spongebob and Elf: Buddy's Musical. I have had SN listed in the "links" section here for a while, simply because I just love about everything they do, and even cooler is that it is seemingly a pretty small operation which produces stunning work.
Here is the link to the KS for the project, and sadly there are just a couple of days left. The support has been strong, but a final push for the goal is much needed here shortly. To be expected, some of the "rewards" are very creative: Tiki mugs, t-shirts, and a behind the scenes "making of". Or the full on tour of the studio, if you're so inclined.