Friday, December 6, 2013

Countdown to Christmas:The Night Before Christmas (1968)

Six years before Rankin-Bass adapted Clement Moore's A Visit From St. Nicholas as the musical 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, there was another animated special, this one not only based on the poem, but on the author's life as well.

The Night Before Christmas had some live action bumpers with TV legend Art Linkletter, but those bits have been lost to the mists of time. And, so, we have just the cartoon.

Edit: 11/30/15: Courtesy of Dailymotion, we can now present this all in one.

No rating.


magicdog said...

Seems your YT vids have gone private.

hobbyfan said...

I've since switched, and now we have it in three parts. Something must've happened over the weekend where the poster decided to go private. Not the first time someone's done that after I've posted his videos......