IMDb > The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (1996) (TV)

The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (1996) (TV) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos
The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas -- Get ready for some holiday spirits as the first family of fright rallies to show melancholy Eddie Munster (Bug Hall) some of the holly, jolly magic that only Santa can bring.


User Rating:
5.2/10   278 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 55% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers (WGA):
Norm Liebmann (characters) &
Ed Haas (characters) ...
View company contact information for The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
17 December 1996 (USA) See more »
If you think your family is weird... spend this Christmas with the Munsters!
Get ready for some holiday spirits as the first family of fright rallies to show melancholy Eddie Munster (Bug Hall) some of the holly, jolly magic that only Santa can bring. | Add synopsis »
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Cute update of the classic show See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sam McMurray ... Herman Munster

Ann Magnuson ... Lily Munster

Bug Hall ... Eddie Munster

Sandy Baron ... Grandpa Munster

Mary Woronov ... Mrs. Dimwitty

Ed Gale ... Larry

Arturo Gil ... Lefty
Mark Mitchell ... Santa
Jeremy Callaghan ... Tom

Elaine Hendrix ... Marilyn Munster
John Allen ... Mr. Pawlikowski
Noel Ferrier ... Door Knocker

Bruce Spence ... Mr Gateman
Kate Fischer ... Pretty Girl in Bar (as Kate Fisher)
Ann Dane ... Mrs. Stein

Patricia Howson ... Mrs. Matagrano
Dominic Condon ... Spooky Onlooker #1
Jonathan Biggins ... Spooky Onlooker #2
Alan Zitner ... Cop
Daniel Kellie ... Glen
Michael Hamilton ... Hector Barbieri
Malcolm Mudway ... Burly Biker
Charles Russell ... Executioner Elf
Michael Tauro ... Effigy Elf
David Anderson ... Mr. Matagrano
Viv Carter ... Irate Shop Owner
Julie Herbert ... Nurse
Beth Armstrong ... Salvation Army Santa
Jalsyn Colby ... Chimney Sweep
Robert Staader ... Reindeer Biker #1
Brett Samuels ... Reindeer Biker #2
Michael Thrift ... Reindeer Biker #3
Robert Yearly ... Reindeer Biker #4
Neil Johns ... Reindeer Biker #5
Peter Leask ... Reindeer Biker #6
Barry Evans ... Reindeer Biker #7
Christian Manon ... Creature from the Black Lagoon

Justin Case ... Mummy
François Bocquet ... Hockey Masked Psycho
Andrew Windsor ... Moleman
Renee Askar ... Zombie
Lou Pollard ... Zombie
Brian Langsworth ... Zombie
Ben Grieve ... Werewolf
Jason Taylor ... Phantom of the Opera
Brett Wood ... Invisible Man
David Anthony ... Cyclops
Donald Cook ... Hunchback of Notre Dame
Troy Livermore ... Devil
Lucy Clifford ... Witch

Directed by
Ian Emes 
Writing credits
Norm Liebmann (characters) &
Ed Haas (characters)

Allan Burns (format) (as Al Burns) &
Chris Hayward (format)

Ed Ferrara (written by) &
Kevin Murphy (written by)

Produced by
Leslie Belzberg .... executive producer
Michael R. Joyce .... supervising producer
John Landis .... executive producer
Tony Winley .... co-producer
Original Music by
Christopher L. Stone 
Cinematography by
Roger Lanser 
Film Editing by
M. Scott Smith 
Casting by
Greg Orson 
Production Design by
Lawrence Eastwood 
Set Decoration by
Robert Wood 
Costume Design by
Karen Keech-Swerling (original designs)
Margot Wilson 
Production Management
Todd Sharp .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Simon Clayton .... assistant scenic artist
Sound Department
Christopher Harvengt .... lead sound designer
Christopher Harvengt .... supervising sound editor
Bill Jackson .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennis Kirk .... sound re-recording mixer
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Stuart Rowsell .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Malina Koani .... production assistant
Bret Mixon .... rotoscope supervisor
Jonayhan Heaney .... stunts (as John Heaney)
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Editorial Department
Jim Passon .... color timer
Sandy S. Solowitz .... assistant editor: lightworks
Music Department
Jack Marshall .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
Beth Humphreys .... legal supervisor
Christine Robson .... post-production accountant
Christine Robson .... pre-production accountant
Megan Worthy .... production coordinator

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects

Additional Details

Also Known As:
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The door knocker in this holiday-themed television special is based on Jacob Marley from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" depicting the moment in which Ebenezer Scrooge views Marley's spooky face rather than his own knocker.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Fly (1958)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Cute update of the classic show, 19 January 2010
Author: sgtking from United States

Updating a classic TV show in a feature film adaptation is tricky business. On the one hand you want to satisfy the fans, but on the other you want to make it accessible to the new generation. This has been successful many times. 'The Addams Family' and 'The Brady Bunch' movies and their sequels performed well and received mostly positive reviews. Other examples such as 'The Dukes of Hazzard' and 'Wild Wild West' didn't fare so well. Why? Neither of those films seemed to have any heart in them, especially the latter which is little more than an overblown mess. Still this has become a popular trend, so it's no surprise that Universal has made attempts at resurrecting their own monster family show 'The Munsters.' Though it was made for the small screen, 'Here Come the Munsters' did well enough to lead to this sequel.

Pros: Fun performances from the cast. Plus the actors playing the monster family do a fantastic job of emulating the original cast. Does a good job of capturing the spirit of the series. Nice job done on the production design. Fantastic make-up effects work. Has plenty of that corny, but endearing humor the series is known for. Fast paced. A good score, featuring a nice updated version of the original theme. Fans of classic monster movies should get a kick out of seeing some of their favorites appear.

Cons: Nothing here you haven't seen before in hundreds of other movies or shows. Some of the supporting players really overdo it. Though all the subplots do add to the fun, the story is a bit all over the place.

Final thoughts: A fun and cute update of the series. Won't change the world and is not a great technical achievement, but will certainly put a smile on your face and liven up a dull day. Also fans of the series and characters should be pretty happy because this movie really respects it's legacy.

My rating: 3.5/5

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (1996)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Well The Spirit Is There PACman66
Length time incorrect pineleigh
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf Here Come the Munsters The Monster Squad Mad Monster Party? House on Bare Mountain
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.