'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)

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When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Joshua Trundle (voice)
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Albert (voice)
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Mayor (voice)
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Father Mouse (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Bright ...
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Scott Firestone ...
(voice)
Bob McFadden ...
(voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Allen Swift ...
(voice) (as Alan Swift)
Christine Winter ...
(voice)
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Storyline

One Christmas season, the citizens of a small town, both human and mouse, find their letters to Santa Claus have been unceremoniously returned. Furthermore, there is a message that says the entire town has been removed from Santa's delivery itinerary due to being insulted by a letter from that town dismissing his existance. While Father Mouse confronts his cynical son, Albert, who wrote the letter; their human companions, a clockmaker and his family work to find a way to regain Mr. Claus' favour. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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8 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Karácsony éjjelén  »

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As Father Mouse and Albert enter the Trundles' house to see the model of the new clock tower, we see a clock that reads 10 o'clock in the long shot. After Father Mouse and Albert finish bouncing down in the next shot, the clock reads 11:10. See more »

Quotes

Albert: That's it! That's it, Father. I'll fix the clock by midnight, then maybe Santa will...
Father Mouse: You believe in Santa?
Albert: I don't know. I don't know. But I've learned that I still got a lot to learn.
Father Mouse: But son, you don't know how to fix a clock.
Albert: That's all right, Father. Copernicus knew.
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Spoofed in Warren: Warren Tells the Night Before Christmas (2013) See more »

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Christmas Chimes are Calling
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An excellent Movie
9 December 1999 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Holiday cartoons. The music is catchy, the characters are involving, and the animation is fun. I find it a shame that this one isn't played much anymore as it tells a great story and is sure to be treasured by generations. I hope that this movie is brought back to holiday specials television, "cause even a miracle needs a hand."


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