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The Spirit of Christmas (1950)

In this family film short, a nearly all marionette cast perform a dramatization of "The Night Before Christmas" and a performance of the Nativity.

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Mabel Beaton Marionettes ...
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In this family film short, a nearly all marionette cast perform a dramatization of "The Night Before Christmas" and a performance of the Nativity.

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nativity | marionette | christmas | See All (3) »

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Family | Short

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December 1953 (USA)  »

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A made-for-TV color film, rare for 1953, as color television was only being introduced gradually in the United States beginning in 1953 and most sets were black-and-white. See more »

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Edited into Retro Christmas Classics (2007) See more »

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Music from 'The Nutcracker'
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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A Treasured Childhood Memory
14 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been looking for this for years, but didn't know the title. I heard the familiar voice on a TV program and made note of the name--Alexander Scourby. It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I found out the title and that it was available on DVD. Like a previous poster, I saw this every year as a child in elementary school. It was something I looked forward to each year. The puppetry was so impressive to a younger child back then--waaaaay before all the overdone CG effects of contemporary entertainment. Even now the puppet work still looks good. Both segments have such a simple charm. The puppets are costumed as live actors would be---this is far from a shoestring production! This is a timeless classic--required Christmas season viewing.


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