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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)

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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Joshua Trundle (voice)
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Albert (voice)
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Mayor (voice)
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Father Mouse (voice)
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Scott Firestone ...
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Bob McFadden ...
(voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Allen Swift ...
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Christine Winter ...
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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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Also Known As:

Karácsony éjjelén  »

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Goofs

When Santa first shows up, his cheeks and nose are rosy. Then when he lands in the Trundles' hearth, the rosiness is gone. In the next shot, his cheeks and nose are rosy again. See more »

Quotes

Father Mouse: Merry Christmas, Mr. Trundle.
Joshua Trundle: Not very merry, I'm afraid.
Father Mouse: You were right, of course. And it's my fault, my family's.
Joshua Trundle: How so?
Father Mouse: My older boy, Albert. First he insulted Santa and then... I can hardly say it.
Joshua Trundle: Go on.
Father Mouse: I'm afraid he got into your clock to see how it worked, and then...
Joshua Trundle: Kerplunk.
Father Mouse: Kerplowie.
Joshua Trundle: So... that was it.
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Connections

Referenced in Dog with a Blog: Twas the Flight Before Christmas (2013) See more »

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Christmas Chimes are Calling
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Just as good as any other
23 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is just as good as any other Christmas film. This is a heart warming film that you can stand to watch a hundred times. One of the most rare underrated Rankin Bass films you will ever see. This portrays the story better than any other film ever!!!! When you watch this film you will feel better ;although, you can't put your finger on what you feel better about, you'll feel better. It's one of those films you'll see every once in a while that when you start to watch it you wait until its over much like "A Christmas Story". If you get your hands on this video you'll be glad you did you won't even want to return it. If it is a DVD format go and buy it, even though its kind of a kiddy movie, you'll love to watch it.


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