DVD TV Show Reviews
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Deluxe Edition) [Blu-ray]
Review by Suzanne Lanoue
This is a very 70's Christmas cartoon and very fun to
watch because of the old-fashioned animation. They took the classic poem
and made a little story out of it for their half-hour program. It is
A town learns that Santa won't be visiting because someone wrote
into the local paper, saying that he didn't exist. The town clockmaker
proposes that he make a huge clock that will have the children singing a song to
Santa Clause on Christmas Eve, urging him to land there. He has mice that live
in his house, and one of them is a little brainy mouse that wrote the letter,
causing all the fuss.
Anyone should enjoy the cartoon, even older folks. Movie and
stage star Joel Grey is the voice of Joshua, the clock maker.
The DVD contains an extra called "A Global Holiday" that tells
us all about Christmas in other countries. I found it very interesting, and I
learned some things I didn't know. The DVD has both a regular DVD and a Blu-ray
version, so anyone can play it.
A holiday sourpuss brings Santa to the rescue of a small town?s
Christmas. 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.
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