In the newly re-mastered, deluxe edition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Blu-ray, 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
I love Christmas movies, especially ones by Rankin/Bass. They are my favorite. I was very excited to ‘revisit’ one of them from my childhood. I had not seen ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas for awhile.
This is a very cute movie. It is short and has great music sung by the fabulous Joel Grey. It definitely put me in the Christmas mood, especially with a mug of hot chocolate. It definitely has the ‘classic’ Christmas feel. I thought that the story of the movie was fun. Normally, adults are the ones you do not believe in Santa Claus and have to convinced. In this movie, it is the opposite. The non-believer is a young mouse. It was fun to the adult characters being the ones that believed!
The movie looked great on Blu-ray. The colors were bright and it sounds great! Although, in my opinion, this is not Rankin-Bass’s best feature (my choice is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), this is definitely a great Christmas movie for the whole family to enjoy!