Believe it or not, I have never seen this movie. I read the book many many times to my little ones, but I’ve never seen it. I know it is a classic and when I was asked to review it I was elated. I have been wanting to watch this for some time now, but you know how things go, you forget.
Well the day after Thanksgiving we all sat down in the family room and watched ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Rankin Bass presents “Twas the Night before Christmas” This delightful Christmas special is based on the poem by Clement Moore adapted and written for the show by Jerome Coopersmith and produced by Arthur Rankin Jr.It features charming songs by Maury Laws and lyrics by Jules Bass. Some of the most memorable songs are, “Even a Miracle Needs a Hand” and “Calling Santa,” among others.
Synopsis:For some unexplained reason, letters to Santa Claus are being returned to the children of Junctionville. It seems some resident has angered St. Nick, calling Christmas “a fraudulent myth!” Skeptical Albert Mouse has to be brought to his senses “and let up a little on the wonder why.” How Albert is persuaded to change his tune paves the way for Santa’s jolly return to town – and the joyous finale of the animated fable inspired by Clement Moore’s poem and produced by the merrymaking conjurers of Rankin/Bass Studios. The voice talents of Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver and George Gobel make this festive fable even more fun.
We had a wonderful time watching this 24 min video. This will be another family favorite during the Holidays in or house now.
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The New ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Deluxe Edition, also has a special feature: Christmas, A Global Holiday Animated Comic Book, exploring Traditions around the world. Which was really nice to see different traditions around the world. We really enjoyed this DVD and it will be another tradition in our house for many years to come.
You can purchase this ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Deluxe Edition on Amazon.com or any of your favorite retailers. This Deluxe Edition retails for $19.98.
I was provided with this Dvd for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100 % my own.