The Ted Lasso Stop-Motion Christmas Short from AppleTV+. The Missing Christmas Mustache.

ted lasso stop-motion christmas short

Apple+ has channeled Rankin and Bass for their Ted Lasso stop-motion Christmas Short “The Missing Christmas Mustache.” The holiday message is a little over four minutes and turns all your favorite characters from the affable tv series into claymation-like versions of themselves.

Ted Lasso Stop-Motion Christmas Short

ted lasso stop-motion short

From Nate to Roy “fu*king” Kent, each of the characters in the two season series Ted Lasso on AppleTV+ have been recreated to appear like the claymation animated characters from the many Rankin/Bass Christmas productions on which many of us grew up.

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characters Jaime, Roy, Ted, Nate, Coach Beard, Keeley, Rebecca and Higgins from Ted Lasso

When Ted realizes that his mustache is missing, potentially ruining Christmas, his friends, the team and the Diamond Dogs all try to step in and try to help. Like the series, the tale is one of support, friendship, acceptance and belief … peppered with the humor we’ve come to know and love as Ted Lasso.

a few stills of the characters:
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The Ted Lasso stop-motion Christmas short, The Missing Christmas Mustache, runs just over 4 minutes and is shown in its entirety below:

About the show:
Emmy® winner Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team — despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination — and biscuits. The widely acclaimed series also stars Emmy® winner Hannah Waddingham, Emmy® winner Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed. Sarah Niles joins the cast this season as Sharon, a sports psychologist who has been brought in to work with AFC Richmond.

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