The Night Before Christmas
Directed by Wilfred Jackson
Music by Leigh Harline
Distributed by United Artists Pictures

The Night Before Christmas is an animated Silly Symphony that was released on December 9, 1933, following the previous year's Santa's Workshop.


In a loose adaptation of Clement C. Moore's famous poem, St. Nick is seen delivering the toys that he made in 1932's Santa's Workshop 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.


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  • Scenes deleted from some A Walt Disney Christmas VHS and laserdisc releases:
    • Santa gets full of soot when he comes down the chimney, and he appears in blackface.
    • All home video copies delete sequences of toys resembling Amos 'n Andy. Even the Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies DVD release cuts the sequences which was an error, but they would later do a replacement discs program correcting the errors on the original copies.
    • Then, when the kids wake up, Junior catches Santa going up the fireplace.
    • Running to the fireplace, he gets full of soot, and he dances around in blackface.
      • Recent VHS releases seem to have these back in.
  • Mickey Mouse puts in a "guest appearance" in wind-up toy form.

Home video releases


  • A Walt Disney Christmas



  • The Santa Clause


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