'Twas the Shift Before Christmas

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Movie Info

A call center manager has to fire everyone on Christmas Eve.

Cast & Crew

David McCusker
Marcus Littleton
Emma Rasmussen
Faye Brompton
Heather Darcy
Ellie Western
Claire Cage
Skyla Matthews
Andrea Thompson
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News & Interviews for 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Critic Reviews for 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (2)

  • Rankin-Bass was riding high in 1974, because it also put out the hand-drawn "'Twas the Night" the same year. Here, Father Mouse's geeky son, Albert, learns the true meaning of Christmas after writing Santa to tell him he didn't exist. Ouch.

    December 4, 2018 | Full Review…

    Henry Hanks

    CNN.com
    Top Critic
  • In watching 'Twas the Night Before Christmas as an adult, it becomes a little bit easier to see why the special hasn't stuck in the memories of as many kids as its peers.

    December 3, 2018 | Full Review…

    Will Harris

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • [The special's] "even a miracle needs a hand" message ultimately celebrates industriousness, and allows that even intellectuals can find room in their hearts for the spirit of Christmas.

    November 30, 2018 | Full Review…

    AV Club Staff

    AV Club
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  • It's really adorable.

    April 17, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • There's a lot of weird stuff going on aside from the premise, including a central theme of "Shut up, nerd! Stop thinking and just believe.

    December 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • a charming adaptation of the original Clement Moore poem

    January 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • Apr 02, 2011
    Is this the one with the mice living inside a clock?
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2010
    I didn't remember this until I started watching and realized I used to watch and love this when I was a kid! I love that little skeptical mouse!!
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2009
    I still have the original VHS!
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2008
    Definitely remember this!
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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