I don't have a whole lot to go on here, but I am trying to identify a very old children's VHS. I would have seen the VHS in the very early 90's, but I believe the actual short films were from the 50's or shortly after.
The VHS was some sort of compilation, I seem to remember watching it around Christmas time, but that could just be coincidence. I remember at least two different shorts, and I can only remember a couple seconds of each. The whole VHS was either black and white, or very dull colors. Both were stop-motion using dolls or puppets, not claymation. Both films are mostly silent, with instrumental music, possible very brief speech, "Oh my!" etc.
This short is the first on the VHS, a maestro is trying to conduct (an orchestra maybe?) and becomes very upset, I think I remember his large mustache twitching.
Like I said, not a lot to go on, if you can help at all, it would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
EDIT: The 1950's Hansel and Gretel may have been part of the compilation, I remember having this, but don't remember if it was separate or not. The stop-motion style was similar in any case, which leads me to think that the whole thing was probably 1950-1960's productions. (Though, as mentioned I was definitely watching in 1990's VHS compilation form.)