Twas The Night Before Christmas
- DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
- Rated: G (General Audience)
- Run Time: 25 minutes
- Studio: Warner Home Video
- ASIN: B003U0AHG4
I love Christmas and its holiday specials, especially the old ones like the 1974 Twas the Night Before Christmas. I suppose it is the kid within that appreciates its charming but often not detailed animation style. I want to believe and so fall into a good story line. Twas the Night Before Christmas certainly has that. It poises to the audience a dilemma, “Can Christmas be saved?” Its morale, work for what you believe in, is a real life lesson.
Let me tell you more. Albert Mouse ‘s insulting letter to Santa Claus causes Junctionville to be removed from Santa’s delivery stops. His father intervenes. A human , Mr. Trundles, helps. A singing clock convinces Santa that people believe. Clement Clarke Moore’s poem , “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” plays out to a happy ending and, yes, Christmas is saved. Albert learns the true meaning of Christmas.
Remastered, colors are good but the film a trifle grainy. While the monaural itself sounds flat, the songs Calling Santa, Even a Miracle Needs a Hand, and Give Your Heart a Try are musical jewels that fit the story. The cast include Joel Gray as narrator Joshua Trundle, Tammy Grimes as Albert Mouse, George Goebel as Father Mouse, and John McGiver as the Mayor.
Here’s a clip called Shoe Traditions.
The running time of the DVD and its bonus feature Christmas: A Global Holiday is 24 minutes. It is available online and in many stores. Its SRP is $19.97.
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