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The Night Before Christmas (1905)

It's December 24th, and 'Santa Claus' is busy feeding his reindeer and finishing up the toys that he will soon deliver. Meanwhile, the children in a large family hang their stockings over ... See full summary »

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It's December 24th, and 'Santa Claus' is busy feeding his reindeer and finishing up the toys that he will soon deliver. Meanwhile, the children in a large family hang their stockings over the fireplace, and then are put to bed. But the restless children cannot sleep, and they soon start a lively pillow fight. Back at his workshop, Santa loads up everything and begins his journey. Written by Snow Leopard

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Worldview Entertainment and the Killiam Collection has released a set of nine early movies about Christmas collectively called "A Christmas Past," with an original score by Al Kryszak. This movie is the ninth one, and has a running time of 9 minutes. See more »

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Version of The Night Before Christmas (1933) See more »

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A Christmas Jewel From Edwin S. Porter & Thomas Alva Edison
3 January 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

'Twas THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

The wonderful old poem by Clement C. Moore comes to life in this little silent film. Looking like a Victorian Christmas card, it has all the charm of a bygone era. The special effects, especially the scenic diorama used for St. Nicholas' ride, are quite effective.

Al Kryszak provided the score for the video compilation A Christmas Past, in which this film appears.


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