Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)

Movie Summary

Santa Claus is offended by an anonymous letter printed in the town’s newspaper (and signed “all of us”) claiming that he doesn’t exist. In response, Santa returns the entire town’s letters to them unopened. Upon reading the anonymous letter printed in the newspaper, Father Mouse immediately suspects that his brainy, college student son Albert is its author. The skeptical rodent must be persuaded to change his tune to pave the way for Santa’s jolly return to Junctionville.

Twas the Night Before Christmas originally premiered on CBS December 8, 1974.

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When will Twas the Night Before Christmas air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on AMC. For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the AMC Best Christmas Ever schedule.

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Cast Includes

George Gobel (Father Mouse), Joel Grey (Joshua Trundle), Tammy Grimes (Albert), John McGiver (Mayor)

Rate Movie:

4.6/5 - (8 votes)

Twas the Night Before Christmas Movie Trailer

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4 thoughts on “Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)

  • December 16, 2018 at 9:13 PM

    T’was the night before Christmas… please air it more than just once!! My all time favourite!!

  • December 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    “Twas the Night before Christmas” is my favorite as a child. Too bad it is only on once during the holidays.

  • December 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Agreed! Twas the Night before Christmas has been a Christmas show tradition my entire life as well. It would be nice if I had a better time slot than on Christmas morning at 8:30.

  • October 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    PLEASE show ‘Twas the Night before Christmas (with the mice). This has been a favorite Christmas show tradition my entire life. PLEASE consider showing this wonderful Christmas classic.

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