'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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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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Patricia Bright ...
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Scott Firestone ...
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Bob McFadden ...
(voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Allen Swift ...
(voice) (as Alan Swift)
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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8 December 1974 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Mayor: Citizen? They're not allowed in here. This is public property.
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Spoofed in Warren: Warren Tells the Night Before Christmas (2013) See more »

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Give Your Heart a Try
Sung by George Gobel and Chorus
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A Real Holiday Classic
24 December 2003 | by (Cocoa, FL) – See all my reviews

'Twas the Night Before Christmas has always been one of my favorites. The story about a clockmaker who creates a singing clock to help convince Santa that people still believe in him might seem a little odd now, but the message is still clear. The songs are fantastic in this special. "Even a Miracle Needs a Hand" is one that I am singing year-round. As a kid, I always looked forward to watching this every Christmas. It wasn't until recently that I found it on VHS.

South Park did a parody of this show a few years ago in an episode of "A Crappy Christmas." I'm sure that 90% of the South Park audience didn't even get the parody, and that's a real shame.

'Twas the Night before Christmas stands tall right along with all of the other Rankin/Bass holiday classics.


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