The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)

The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)

Movie Summary

An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus’ North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her children to convince her husband (who works for the company) that the first site is where the oil they want is. Along the way, Santa explains all his secrets in delivering presents all around the world.

Is it available on DVD?


2020 Dates, Times, and Channels

Not airing this week (has not aired on TV since 2013)

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on the main Hallmark Channel. For a complete schedule of dates and times, please click here.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Jaclyn Smith (Claudia Baldwin), Art Carney (Santa Claus), Paul Le Mat (Michael Baldwin), Mason Adams (Sumner Murdock), Paul Williams (Ed), June Lockhart (Mrs. Claus), Scott Grimes (David), R.J. Williams (C.B.), James Staley (Marin), Albert Hall (Loomis)

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  • Erin M says:

    Why doesn’t anyone play this movie?!! It’s one of my favorites!!!

  • TS says:

    Will “The Night they Saved Christmas be aired in December 2018? I’ve been looking for it!

  • Carebear says:

    Are they going to show The Night They Saved Christmas in the 2018 holiday? I wish they would. I love this movie.

  • Carolyn says:

    This is an awesome movie! I wish it was available on DVD or blueray. I really missed not being able to see it this Christmas! Please make it available soon.

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  • Carol Owens says:

    I would love for my grandkids to see this movie…my kids loved it. Someone please have this re released on DVD or blue Ray…something…have looked for the last 5 years for this movie

  • Nancy Routh says:

    Would love to see The Night They Saved Christmas on TV this year 2017

  • Samantha says:

    Will you please air this again. It is one of my favorite Christmas movies and would love to watch it with my nephew.

  • penny says:

    will the night they saved christmas be on this 2105 this my family favorite show could you tell me the day time and channei it will be on thank you

  • wendy says:

    Will The night they saved Christmas be on the year for 2015? I cant find it on tv anymore for a few years its one of my favorites

  • Cathryn says:

    The night they saved Christmas is my all time favorite. Please Please re aire or make it available for purchase on DVD / Blue Ray.
    Great and
    pretty believable movie!

  • Julie says:

    Please … The night they saved Christmas and Santa Claus The Movie from 1985 was the best movies growing up.. When will they air this year?? Tired of reruns…

  • christmas says:

    Play more of the night they save Christmas one of the best movie they made and also Santa Claus the movie

  • Katina says:

    According to Direct TV, this is not airing at 11:00 am tomorrow. We were going to record it but it seems they are playing movies that have aired already 20 times. Will it play at any other times?

    • Mrs. Claus says:

      Hi Katina – we have DISH and it is showing at 11am ET tomorrow for us. Make sure you are checking the Hallmark Movie Channel (HMC) as it is different from the regular Hallmark Channel.

  • Mrs. Claus says:

    Kim, Bobbie and Eva… The Night They Saved Christmas will air on December 23rd 2013 at 11am on the Hallmark Movie Channel 🙂

  • Eva says:

    Back in November someone asked abt the Night They Saved Christmas when it was going to appear but I have not heard or seen anything. Please tell me it will be on this holiday season. This is one of my favorite holiday movies. I will be anxiously waiting.

  • Bobbie says:

    I’ve watched The night they saved Christmas
    Since I was a child with my family. I want to continue that with my kids now. When is The Night they saved Christmas coming on for 2013. What time and channel?

    • Mrs. Claus says:

      Hi Bobbie, since this was shown last year on Hallmark, we imagine it will be shown again this year. Keep checking back, as soon as we have a date and time, it will be posted here 🙂

  • Kim says:

    When will “The Night They Saved Christmas” (1984) appear on TV during 2013 and on which channels?


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