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The Night Before Christmas (1905)

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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 ... 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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Christmas as it should be!
4 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A rather charming little film, which starts with Santa feeding hay to his reindeer, before moving back into his workshop to finish toymaking. The scene switches to a middle class house (parents, five children all about 4!, grandpa and maid). They tell the Christmas story, then hang up stockings before the children are packed off to bed (in two beds and one cot). The children get up, are chased back to bed, then have a proper pillow fight with feathers flying everywhere: I wonder how difficult this scene was to film. Santa checks his delivery schedule and inventory, loads up the sleigh and heads off - a superb animated sequence. Arriving at a chimney, he climbs down, fills stocking and otherwise creates a festive air before continuing his deliveries. The children and adults come down and are delighted. As a children's story, the film still works today.


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