8 user 1 critic

'Twas the Night (2001)

A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.



(story), (story) | 3 more credits »

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks, and causes an out-of-control snowstorm.

Director: Greg Beeman
Stars: Hallee Hirsh, Spencer Breslin, Hallie Todd
Miracle in Lane 2 (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on a true story, a 13-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair is determined to win a trophy like his athletic older brother.

Director: Greg Beeman
Stars: Frankie Muniz, Rick Rossovich, Molly Hagan
The Other Me (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Will Browning accidently creates a clone of himself when working on a science project.

Director: Manny Coto
Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Mark L. Taylor, Lori Hallier
Don't Look Under the Bed (TV Movie 1999)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A teen enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who's framing her for his dastardly deeds.

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Erin Chambers, Ty Hodges, Robin Riker
Genius (TV Movie 1999)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Charlie Boyle finds that even his high IQ can't solve all of his problems when he takes on a double life in order to make friends his own age.

Director: Rod Daniel
Stars: Trevor Morgan, Emmy Rossum, Charles Fleischer
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Boyum
Stars: Matt O'Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey
Tru Confessions (TV Movie 2002)
Drama | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..

Director: Paul Hoen
Stars: Clara Bryant, Shia LaBeouf, Mare Winningham
Under Wraps (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three kids accidentally re-animate a mummy on Halloween.

Director: Greg Beeman
Stars: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant
Phantom of the Megaplex (TV Movie 2000)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man working at a cinema on a special premiere night, finds that the films being shown are full of strange and eerie occurrences.

Director: Blair Treu
Stars: Taylor Handley, Corinne Bohrer, Caitlin Wachs
You Wish! (TV Movie 2003)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hoen
Stars: A.J. Trauth, Spencer Breslin, Lalaine
Up, Up, and Away! (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The only normal member of a super-powered family feels left out and confused until he has the chance to use a talent of his own to save everyone.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael J. Pagan, Alex Datcher
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Eddie loves baseball. His dad's the coach, his best friends are his teammates. But will he strike out with them all if he trades his glove for an oven mitt.

Director: Paul Hoen
Stars: Taylor Ball, Orlando Brown, Reiley McClendon


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jefferson Mappin ...
Harry (as Sandy Wayne Robson)
Jung-Yul Kim ...
Oliver Dennis ...
Joe Bostick ...
Salesman #1
Santiago Garcia ...
Salesman #2
Paul MacFarlane ...
Bus Driver


A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Family






Release Date:

7 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nuit magique  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


The control stick for Santa's sleigh is a Logitech Wingman Attack 2. See more »


Nick Wrigley: I know he won't hurt me.
Eliot: Oh yeah, and why wouldn't I do that?
Nick Wrigley: Because I know, deep inside, you're a sad little boy.
[everyone starts laughing then Nick holds up the magic ball]
Nick Wrigley: And because I have this.
[He presses the shrink button and Eliot shrinks and slowly stops laughing]
Eliot: Oh, mommy.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

'Tis not the best Disney film, but not the worst
25 December 2002 | by (Brentwood, California) – See all my reviews

All of the Disney Channel original movies that are made are obviously not the best you have ever seen, mainly because they are fastly made and not in the theaters. The Disney Channel claims to have one out every month, but in the past year or so it has really bugged me because they have been skipping months (like every other month) and not having anything special in place (like a marathon or something). Everyone has mixed opinions on the movies, some of mine are high, some are extremely low, but for Twas the Night, I am sort of in between.

I disliked this movie for a number of flaws that I find obvious, but not everyone may. One of the flaws was not having the worthy camera angles that they were capable of. Some shots were of a character talking and they showed something in the way of the character witch confused the viewer and questions their judgement. There were also some unentertaining parts, some boring and simple parts, and some predictable ones too. The overall plot was okay, but Disney has done some better ones. Bryan Cranston did great in this, however, the majority did fair, not great. The pros were that at least it kept you watching the entire movie. For the reasons I gave, I will have to day that I give this movie a 7 out of 10. It is a nice Christmas flick some will enjoy.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
OMG!! 2good4you
Anyone know where to find this? SpecklesP
2 Things I Noticed... dboyd7022001
Airing Christmas 2011! RecceR
Discuss 'Twas the Night (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: