'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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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 pushes the door open to the children's hospital, he is seen leaning partially away from the door in the long shot. In the close-up, he is seen leaning toward the door, after he's done pushing it. 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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Referenced in Dog with a Blog: Twas the Flight Before Christmas (2013) See more »

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Even a Miracle Needs a Hand
Sung by Joel Grey
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Another good Rankin Bass job
16 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Actually, Joel Grey was the Father in the human family here, the clockmaker-it was George Gobel who played father Mouse. This one makes some good points about not being blinded by science and cynicsm, and keeping the faith when it, and only it, can work.

This also has Tammy Grimes and John McIver doing voice work, and adding to this show's quality.

It isn't shown on TV much now, but should be-a fine companion piece to 'Grinch' or 'Frosty.


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