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The Night Before Christmas (1968)

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 »

Director:

Jim Pabian

Writers:

Clement Moore (poem) (as Clement Clark Moore), Bill Turnbull (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

While the animators do an admirable job of recreating the clothing of the 1822 era, young Clement Moore would not have been dressed in overalls. Up until the early 20th century both little boys and little girls wore dresses until they were school age. See more »

Soundtracks

'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 tshawnhardySee 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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