From All of Us to All of You

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"From All of Us to All of You"
Walt Disney Presents episode
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Original air date December 19, 1958 (1958-12-19)

"From All of Us to All of You" is an animated television Christmas special, produced by Walt Disney Productions and first presented on December 19, 1958 as part of the Walt Disney Presents anthology series. Hosted by Jiminy Cricket along with Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell, the special combines newly produced animation with clips from vintage animated Disney shorts and feature films, presented to the viewer as "Christmas cards" from the various characters starring in each one.

Starting in 1963 and continuing through the 1970s, re-airings of the special would include preview footage of the studio's new or upcoming feature films. Beginning in 1983, it was expanded to 90 minutes and retitled A Disney Channel Christmas for airing on cable television's The Disney Channel.[1] A home video version of the special, retitled Jiminy Cricket's Christmas, appeared on VHS and laserdisc in 1986.

The show has been shown infrequently in the US in recent years, but in the Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway) the show has been broadcast every year since 1959, and has become a holiday classic. Ratings show that around 40% of all Swedes watch it on Christmas Eve, the record (in 1997) being just over half the population.[2][3]

This special has yet to see a DVD release.

United States[edit]

In the US, the show originally aired on ABC and occasionally afterwards on NBC. The original version included Walt Disney's introduction where he has been cricket-sized because as Mickey and Jiminy would said it, Christmas is bigger than all of them. The American version has been infrequently shown since 1980.

The original American version features the following shorts:

As well as clips from the following feature films:

It ends with Jiminy Cricket singing "When You Wish Upon a Star". Starting in 1963 and continuing through the 1970s, all of the scenes with Walt and Tinker Bell's intros, as well as Santa's Workshop, had been replaced by a teaser for Disney's new or upcoming feature films, including The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats and Robin Hood. In the 1983 boardcast Goof's cartoon Art of Skiing has been added.

Denmark[edit]

In Denmark the show is called Disneys Juleshow: Fra Alle Os til Alle Jer ("Disney's Christmas Show: From All of Us to All of You") and is broadcast every Christmas Eve afternoon on DR1. It is narrated by Danish actor Ove Sprogøe who does the Danish voice of Jiminy Cricket. Clips from feature films are voiced in Danish while shorts are in English with Danish subtitles.

The Danish version features the following shorts:

As well as clips from the following feature films:

It ends with Bjørn Tidmand singing "When You Wish upon a Star" in Danish ("Når Du Ser et Stjerneskud") and a sneak peek of either an upcoming or a clip from a recently released Disney movie.

Finland[edit]

In Finland, this show is called "Samu Sirkan joulutervehdys", ("Jiminy Cricket's Christmas Greeting") and it is shown every Christmas Eve evening on MTV3.

The Finnish version features clips from the following shorts:

As well as clips from the following feature films:

A special "surprise" clip (from a recent or upcoming Disney feature premiere) is dubbed in Finnish but everything else is in English, with Finnish subtitles.

Norway[edit]

In Norway, the show is called Donald Duck og vennene hans ("Donald Duck and his friends") on NRK and Disneys julekavalkade (Disney's Christmas Cavalcade) on TV Norge in 2003, and it is shown every Christmas Eve afternoon on NRK1. Most of the shorts are shown in their original English-speaking versions, with Norwegian subtitles.

The following shorts are usually shown, in integral or edited format:

These feature films are represented through important scenes:

Sweden[edit]

In Sweden, the show is called Kalle Anka och hans vänner önskar God Jul ("Donald Duck and His Friends Wish You a Merry Christmas"). It is broadcast on SVT at 3 PM every Christmas Eve, in connection to the all-day traditional holiday programme previously led by Arne Weise. The title reflects the fact that Donald Duck is far more popular than Mickey Mouse in Sweden.

The montage is narrated by Bengt Feldreich dubbing the original English voice of Jiminy Cricket (but the dubbing is split from this character as Feldreich refers to Cricket in third person at the end).

The show is one of the most popular shows all year in Sweden. Every year the viewers number between 3 million and 4.5 million in a country with just more than 9 million inhabitants. Few TV shows fetch more viewers, among these are Melodifestivalen/Eurovision Song Contest and certain major sports broadcasts.

The following shorts are usually shown, in integral or edited format:

These feature films are represented through important scenes:

Number of viewers (according to Mediamätning i Skandinavien).
Year Viewers
2012 3 883 000 Second most watched show of the year
2011 3 495 000 Second most watched show of the year
2010 3 356 000 Second most watched show of the year
2009 3 294 000 Second most watched show of the year
2008 3 215 000 Third most popular show of the year
2007 3 490 000[4] Second most popular show of the year
2006 3 610 000 Second most popular show of the year
2005 3 515 000 Second most popular show of the year
2004 3 685 000 Third most popular show of the year
2003 3 410 000 Fourth most popular show of the year
2002 3 655 000 Second most popular show of the year
2001 3 825 000 Second most popular show of the year
2000 3 565 000 Fourth most popular show of the year
1999 4 165 000 Most popular show of the year
1998 3 600 000 Most popular show of the year
1997 4 320 000
1996 4 125 000
1995 3 690 000
1994 3 225 000

Russia[edit]

The Russian version features the following shorts:

As well as clips from the following feature films:

Two movies in the very end are different, depending on the year of the premiere.

2010[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

France[edit]

In France, the show is called Un Nouveau Noël Disney ("From All of Us to All of You") or Les Contes d'hiver de Jiminy Cricket ("Jiminy Cricket's Christmas"). It was broadcast on TF1 on December 23, 1990 as part of the "Disney Parade" program.

The French version features the following short:

As well as clips from the following feature films:

See also[edit]

  • "A Disney Christmas Gift," another Disney Christmas special first broadcast in 1982
  • Dinner for One, a British sketch that has become a New Year's Eve tradition in Germany and other countries

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney First Christmas Special". TVparty!. 
  2. ^ Axelsson, Malin (22 December 2008). "Kalle Ankas jul tappar tittare" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 
  3. ^ Stahl, Jeremy (22 December 2011). "Nordic Quack – Sweden's bizarre tradition of watching Donald Duck cartoons on Christmas Eve". Slate. 
  4. ^ Svenska Dagbladet on 28 December 2007

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