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The Night Before Christmas (1968)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation  -  December 1968 (USA)
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Fictionalized account of how Clement C. Moore came to write "A Visit from St. Nicholas," in which his young daughter, stricken with pneumonia, asks for a Santa Claus story for Christmas. No... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
The Norman Luboff Choir ...
Olan Soule ...
Barbara Eiler ...
Mrs. Moore (voice)
Dr. Sawyer (voice)
Gretchen (voice)
Laura Turnbull ...
Shari Turnbull ...
Douglas Crowther ...
Diana Lee ...
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Bill Cole ...
Eleanor Geffert ...
Julia Rinker ...
Soloist (as Julie Rinker)


Fictionalized account of how Clement C. Moore came to write "A Visit from St. Nicholas," in which his young daughter, stricken with pneumonia, asks for a Santa Claus story for Christmas. No such story had been written, so Moore writes his famous poem, set to Ken Darby's musical version and sung by The Norman Luboff Choir. Written by Greg Ehrbar

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Ken Darby created this musical version of "The Night Before Christmas" when he led the vocal group The King's Men on the popular NBC radio comedy series "Fibber McGee and Molly" in the 1940s. It was recorded numerous times, including renditions by Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, The Harry Simeone Chorale and The Boston Pops. See more »


'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Music by Ken Darby
Lyrics by Clement Moore
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This Cartoon is Christmas !
9 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Although very hard to find, this cartoon is well worth finding because it puts you in the mood for the true meaning of Christmas.

Back in the 70's I remember this cartoon being played almost every Christmas and look upon it as a classic right up there with more popular Rankin Bass productions.

I've seen it on VHS in bargain bins through the 80s but am yet to see it on DVD or VHS or anywhere as of late.

Hopefully one of these years, I will find this Gem again.

A true classic that should be viewed every Christmas eve by young and old alike.

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