Mole's Christmas

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Mole's Christmas
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The VHS cover
Genre TV Special
Created by Kenneth Grahame (novel)
Based on The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Written by Marion Edwards and Sue Radley (script)
Directed by Martin Gates
Voices of Richard Briers (Rat)
Peter Davison (Mole)
Ellie Beaven (Young Girl)
Imelda Staunton (Village mother)
Theme music composer Tony Britten
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Martin Gates
Editor(s) Neville Donoghue (video)
Kevin Brazier (sound)
Running time 30 min.
Original network ITV
Original release 25 December 1994 (1994-12-25)

Mole's Christmas (also known as The Wind in the Willows: Mole's Christmas) is a 30-minute animated film shot in 1994. The voices involved are Richard Briers (Rat), Peter Davison (Mole) and Ellie Beaven (Young Girl) with Imelda Staunton. Directed by Martin Gates, it is based on Kenneth Grahame's novel and is part of the Wind in the Willows series.

The film is light hearted and aimed at a younger audience. The plot involves a tired Mole and his friend Rat trudging through the snow one Christmas Eve towards Rat's home, all the while unknowingly pursued by two inept and clumsy weasels. Suddenly Mole smells his home and wishes he could be there. Once at his home Mole and Rat decorate it for Christmas and prepare a Christmas feast which they share with a group of poor mice carolers.

The 30-minute programme is the most exported UK-made TV show for the period between 1993–2003 and has been seen in 213 countries.[citation needed]

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