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Christmas Adventures Movie

Christmas Cracker

Director: Norman McLaren , Jeff Hale , Gerald Potterton & Grant Munro • Country: Canada • Production year: 1963 • Duration: 9’ • Production: National Film Board of Canada • Distribution: National Film Board of Canada • Age rating: all ages • Program: Christmas Adventures

This short animation consists of three segments that take a playful look at Christmas: a rendition of “Jingle Bells” in which paper cut-out figures dance, a dime-store rodeo of tin toys, and a story of decorating the perfect Christmas tree. This holiday film received many awards and an Oscar nomination.