'Twas the night before Christmas...

Posted a day early so you get a chance to watch it before Santa comes... Talk about great special effects!

Anyone who grew-up in the Delaware Valley in the 1950s and early 1960s, will remember this classic. It just wasn't Christmas, until you saw it. Long before there was Charlie Brown's Christmas or Rudolph, there was this. In fact, that's all we had! Shown in Philadelphia, by Bell Telephone, it features the Mabel Beaton Marionettes and also included The Nativity. It was aired all over the US by AT&T, but had its longest run in Philadelphia.

The Swingle Singers version uses my favorite illustrations...