Rankin / Bass - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas mp3 album
Twas the Night Before Christmas is a 1974 animated Christmas television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions and based on the famous 1823 poem that opens with this line. The special first originally aired on CBS on December 8, 1974 where it aired annually until 1994, when The Family Channel (now Freeform) took over its syndication rights. AMC took over syndication rights for the special in 2018.
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Naturally, as a Rankin/Bass series, doing an adaptation of a Christmas story was inevitable. The ninth episode of the series was A Christmas Tree, loosely based on the 1850 short story written by Charles Dickens. Based upon the famous 1823 poem A Visit from St. Nicholas Clement Clarke Moore, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas was the next attempt by Rankin/Bass to turn a classic Christmas story into a special. Set in the fictional town of Junctionville, New York (based on the city where Moore spent his final years: Newport, Rhode Island), the story opens with the narrator, clockmaker assistant Father Mouse, stirring at night, unable to sleep.
Title: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (TV Movie 1974). One Christmas season, the human and mouse citizens of a small town get their letters to Santa unceremoniously returned, with a message that the town has been removed from Santa's delivery itinerary because of a letter from someone in that town that insulted him by dismissing his existence. While Father Mouse confronts his cynical son Albert, the letter's writer, their human companions, a clockmaker and his family, work to regain Mr. Claus' favor.
Twas The Night Before Ch. .has been added to your Cart. Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC, Original recording remastered.
He speaks not a word, just a nod and a wave, There’s an exchange of glances and the boys all behave, A leather gloved finger on the side of a nose, Then the crack of a whip and the old elf just goes. And then back to reality, everything sorted, Back home to the hangars, a crisis averted.
|A1||–Rankin / Bass||'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Part 1)|
|A2||–Rankin / Bass||Overture|
|A4||–George Gobel & Chorus*||Give Your Heart A Try|
|B1||–Rankin / Bass||'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Part 2)|
|B2||–Joel Grey & Children*||Even A Miracle Needs A Hand|
|B3||–Tammy Grimes||Reprise: Even A Miracle Needs A Hand|
- Made By – Walt Disney Music Of Canada Limited
- Narrator – Joel Grey
- Voice Actor – George Gobel, John McGiver, Tammy Grimes
- Written-By – Jules Bass, Maurey Laws
NotesVariation; yellow labels and back cover bottom middle has different text.
Complete story and original soundtrack from the Christmas TV special.
|1367||Rankin / Bass||'Twas The Night Before Christmas (LP, Album)||Disneyland||1367||US||1976|
|1367||Rankin / Bass||'Twas The Night Before Christmas (LP, Album)||Disneyland||1367||Canada||1976|