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The Christmas Dream (1949)

Vánocní sen (original title)
Christmas has arrived. As a little girl and her parents enter the room, the little girl finds all kinds of toys under the Christmas Tree. She immediately throws her old doll aside and ... See full summary »

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Christmas has arrived. As a little girl and her parents enter the room, the little girl finds all kinds of toys under the Christmas Tree. She immediately throws her old doll aside and starts playing with her new dolls. But that night she has a dream. Or isn't it a dream... Written by Anonymous

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A Christmas Dream or Vanocni sen is a wonderful holiday short from Czechoslovakia
25 December 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched on YouTube as linked from Matinée at the Bijou this vintage live action/puppet animation short from the Czech Republic called A Christmas Dream here in the U.S. A little girl throws away her old rag doll after getting some new presents. Santa appears to get the girl dreaming about her old doll dancing, playing the piano, sliding on it, and getting a large fan to create a strong gust wind that threatens to create havoc but the girl and the doll manages to put a stop to that. Seeing the doll and a few other toys come to life is the charm of this short especially when the live action girl reacts most enthusiastically. The directors were the brother (I think) team of Karel and Borivoj Zeman. They seemed to be channeling George Pal when making this. So with all that in mind, I highly recommend A Christmas Dream or as it's known in its native language, Vanocni sen.


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