'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)
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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 ...
(voice)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Karácsony éjjelén  »

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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: Which brings us to where we were: three minutes...
[as Father Mouse holds up his alarm clock, we hear an ominous chime, which is a signal that it's almost Christmas]
Father Mouse: Three seconds to Christmas!
[we now hear carolers singing "Silent Night"]
Father Mouse: No chimes. No song. No Santa.
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Spoofed in Warren: Warren Tells the Night Before Christmas (2013) See more »

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Even a Miracle Needs a Hand
Sung by Joel Grey
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to me, a classic
9 December 2003 | by (new york, ny) – See all my reviews

I agree that this is a classic. I was born shortly before this cartoon was made, so it was a big part of my Christmas ritual growing up. The morale is great ("even a miracle needs a hand") and the songs are GOOD. They crept in my head at an early age and stayed there 'til this day. I see a lot of my adolescent, atheist, Ivy League self in the defiant Albert, who derides Santa as a myth, but also in Mr. Trundle, who works devotedly for something he believes in. I'm not talking literals here, people, but there's something nice about believing in something greater than yourself, or your known quantities.


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