Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)

Movie Summary

For some unexplained reason, letters to Santa Claus are being returned to the children of Junctionville. It seems some sour soul has angered St. Nick, calling Christmas “a fraudulent myth!” The skeptical rodent Albert Mouse has to be brought to his senses and persuaded to change his tune to pave the way for Santa’s jolly return to Junctionville. The joyous finale of this charming animated fable is inspired by Clement Moore’s poem.

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2021 Dates, Times, and Channels

12/03/21 – 2:30am on AMC
12/10/21 – 11:30am on AMC
12/11/21 – 9:30am on AMC
12/21/21 – 5:30am on AMC
12/21/21 – 5:45pm on AMC
12/22/21 – 3:45pm on AMC
12/24/21 – 10:45am on AMC

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

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Cast Includes

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

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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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