The Night Before Christmas (1933 film)

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The Night Before Christmas
Silly Symphony series
Directed by Wilfred Jackson
Produced by Walt Disney
Narrated by Donald Novis
Music by Leigh Harline
Animation by Dick Huemer
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) December 9, 1933
Color process Technicolor
Running time 8 min
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by The Pied Piper
Followed by The China Shop

The Night Before Christmas is a 1933 American Pre-Code animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. Part of the Silly Symphony series, the film is an adaptation of Clement Clarke Moore's poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, popularly called The Night Before Christmas. The film was directed by Disney animator Wilfred Jackson.[1]


In a loose adaptation of Clement C. Moore's famous poem, St. Nick is seen delivering the toys that he made in Disney's Santa's Workshop (1932) to a house full of sleeping children. The toys come alive, and they dance around and have fun. The kids awake to find a beautiful Christmas tree with lots of toys.


  1. ^ The Night Before Christmas notes,; accessed July 26, 2015.

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