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 date(s) 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 an entirely different cast from the original series, the 80's revival series and the previous made for TV movie Here Come The Munsters. The movie is set around Christmas time and although met with mixed reviews proved popular with fans of the original series due to strong performances from the principal cast - which included veteran 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 little Eddie feeling homesick for Transylvania. Herman decides a "good old Transylvanian Christmas" is just the thing to get his troubled son in the mood for the holidays. Together with the family - including Lily, Grandpa and Marilyn, he plans a perfect Christmas - sending out invitations to the entire Munster clan, 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 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, having been added to their 25 Days of Christmas line-up on December 15, 2009. This was the first time in years the movie has been shown on any cable network; the last time being on the former Fox Family (the current ABC Family).


  1. ^ "Munster's Scary Little Christmas". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 

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