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The City That Forgot About Christmas (1974)

A young boy's grandfather tells him the story of a city that forgot about Christmas untill a carpenter names Matthew comes to town and teaches the children about Christmas, much to the chagrin of the Mayor and his cronies.

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A young boy's grandfather tells him the story of a city that forgot about Christmas untill a carpenter names Matthew comes to town and teaches the children about Christmas, much to the chagrin of the Mayor and his cronies.

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Despite some heavy handedness, The City That Forgot Christmas is still worthy viewing
30 June 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

Since Casey Kasem died a few weeks ago, I've been watching some stuff he did-whether live action movies or animated cartoons-made in chronological order on the internet. So I'm now in 1974 with another animated cartoon for Christmas he did after "The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas". For this one, he voices a frustrated father and a henchman for a grumpy mayor (voiced by Charles Nelson Reilly). The mayor is a character in a story told by a grandfatherly figure who also resembles another elderly person in the story named Matthew who comes to this town to help its people discover Christmas since the mayor doesn't allow it to be celebrated. Let me now say that while its a bit heavy-handed and the visual slapstick scenes are visually clumsy, its still a pretty heartfelt story worthy to be seen by any child who stumbles into this one. So on that note, The City That Forgot About Christmas is worth a look.


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