The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas

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The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas
Directed by Ian Emes
Produced by John Landis
Written by Norm Liebmann
Ed Haas
Ed Ferrara
Kevin Murphy
Starring Sam McMurray
Ann Magnuson
Sandy Baron
Elaine Hendrix
Bug Hall
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
United States December 17, 1996
Running time
120 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas is a television movie featuring characters from the 1960s American television sitcom The Munsters. It featured a different cast from the original series, the 1980s revival series The Munsters Today and the previous made for TV movie, Here Come The Munsters. The movie is set around Christmas time and included character actor Sandy Baron as 'Grandpa'. Baron had played Grandpa's older brother Yorga a few years previously in The Munsters Today.

The movie first aired on Fox on December 17, 1996. The film was later released on and VHS and DVD by Universal Studios on November 6, 2007.[1]


The movie begins with son Eddie feeling homesick for Transylvania. Herman decides a "good old Transylvanian Christmas" is what his troubled son needs to get in the mood for the holidays. Together with the family - including Lily, Grandpa and Marilyn, he sends out invitations to the entire Munster family, including Wolfman, Mummy, and the Gill-Man. Herman also asks for a raise from his boss and is fired, taking on other jobs such as modeling nude for an art class, donating blood, and wrapping presents. Meanwhile on Christmas Eve's eve, one of Grandpa's experiments has gone awry, accidentally transporting Santa Claus and his elves to the Munster Mansion. Christmas faces ruin as there is no way to send Santa home, and the entire family must find a way to save Christmas. Meanwhile, Marilyn falls in love and Lily enters a home decorating contest, with nosy neighbour Edna Dimitty (from the previous Munster movie Here Come The Munsters) causing trouble. Eddie also faces trouble at school from bullies.


ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas[edit]

The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas was acquired by ABC Family, and was added to their 25 Days of Christmas line-up on December 15, 2009. It had been previously shown on the cable network Fox Family Channel, which was later renamed to ABC Family.


The movie was shot at Heathcote Hall, an historic building built in 1887 at Heathcote, New South Wales.[2]


  1. ^ "Munster's Scary Little Christmas". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  2. ^ Trembath, Murray (6 September 2014). "Historic Heathcote Hall, once a setting for a Munsters film shoot, may become retirement village". The St George and Sutherland ShireLeader. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

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