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The Night They Saved Christmas

The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)

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Release Date: Dec 13, 1984 Wide

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Release Date: Dec 13, 1984 Wide

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Art Carney effectively portrays a weary, wisecracking Santa Claus (not the department store variety, but the real McCoy) in the made-for-TV The Night They Saved Christmas. Right now, Santa has very little to be jolly about: his North Pole toy factory is threatened with demolition by greedy oil prospectors. Eco-conscious Jaclyn Smith and three kids come to the rescue. The film is highlighted by several songs written by Paul Williams, who co-stars as chief elf Ed. Filmed in part at the Arctic

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this is one of my favorite christmas stories of all time. its not a great movie so part of my score is based on nostalgia, but i grew up on this and never missed an year of watching it. creative and different than any christmas movie out there.
December 21, 2007
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The Night They Saved Christmas is a whimsical and enchanting family film full of Christmas spirit. When Santa's workshop is in danger of being destroyed by an oil company dynamiting in the Arctic, Santa tries to convince the site director to stop the drilling by giving his family a tour of his workshops at North Pole City. Jaclyn Smith and Art Carney lead the cast and deliver excellent performances. The story is well-written with interesting characters and an intriguing Santa Claus mythology. Additionally, the set designs are quite elaborate and imaginative. Heartwarming and magical, The Night They Saved Christmas is a fun adventure.
December 21, 2012
Dann Michalski

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I liked it but the little boy who played C.B. drove me nuts!!
December 8, 2010
trisarahtops22

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    1. Ed: Do you happen to have a cup of hot chocolate? That's perfectly alright...perfectly alright.
    – Submitted by Meghan F (2 years ago)
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