The original Christmas classics.

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Rankin, Arthur, Jr., author of screenplay,
Bass, Jules, lyricist,
Spelling, Aaron, producer.
Thomas, Danny, actor,
Casemiro, Eryk, producer.
[Place of publication not identified] : Santa Monica, CA : Classic Media ;, [2007].
0738933015, 9780738933016
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Limited keepsake edition.
Physical Desc
3 videodiscs (275 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
796019803151, 074645947495


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Title on accompanying compact disc: Christmas classics.
General Note
Compact disc.
General Note
Special features: Disc 2. Pencil test from the creation of Frosty;
Creation/Production Credits
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: Adapted from a story by Robert May and the song by Johnny Marks ; music and lyrics by Johnny Marks ; Burl Ives sings "Holly Jolly Christmas, Silver and Gold, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" ; musical director, Maury Laws. Cricket on the hearth: suggested by the Charles Dickens story ; music & lyrics, Maury Laws & Jules Bass ; animation supervisor, Rod Willis ; musical director, Maury Laws. Frosty the snowman: told & sung by Jimmy Durante ; based on the song by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins ; animation supervisor, Steve Nakagawa ; musical director, Maury Laws. Frosty returns: based on a story by Jim Lewis ; original music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh ; editors, Chuck McCann, Warren Taylor. Santa Claus is comin' to town: told and sung by Fred Astaire ; music and lyrics by Maury Laws & Jules Bass ; "Santa Claus is comin' to town" music J. Fred Coots, lyrics, Haven Gillespie ; orchestrations, Maury Law. Little drummer boy: based upon the story by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone ; music, Maury Laws ; lyrics, Jules Bass ; design, Charles Frazier ; musical director, Colin Romoff. Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol: music by Jule Styne ; lyrics by Bob Merrill ; freely adapted from Dicken's A Christmas carol ; music scored and conducted by Walter Scharf ; editors, Sam Horta, Earl Bennett, George Probert, Wayne Hughes.
(Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer) Burl Ives, Larry Mann, Billy Richards, Paul Soles, Stan Francis, Alfie Scopp, Janis Orenstein, Paul Kligman, Carl Banas, Corinne Conley, Peg Dixon, (Cricket on the hearth) Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Ed Ames, Hans Conried, Abbe Lane, Paul Frees, Norman Luboff Chorus, Roddy McDowall, (Frosty the Snowman) Jimmy Durante, Billy DeWolfe, Jackie Vernon, Paul Frees, June Foray, (Frosty returns) Jonathan Winters, Jan Hooks, Andrea Martin, Brian Doyle-Murray, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Patrick Carter, John Goodman, (Santa Claus is comin' to town) Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Westminster Children's Choir, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, Robie Lester, (Little drummer boy) Jose Ferrer, Vienna Boys Choir, Paul Frees, June Foray, Teddy Eccles, Greer Garson, (Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol) Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, John Hart, Jane Kean, Marie Matthews, Laura Olsher, Les Tremayne.
Presents seven animated Christmas tales, as they originally aired on network television. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. Cricket on the hearth: tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it's Crocket who comes to the rescue and restores peace and happiness. Frosty the snowman: A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat. Frosty returns: The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas. Santa Claus is comin' to town: A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. The little drummer boy: An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem. Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol: The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
In English, Spanish (Frosty the snowman, Frosty returns) or French (Frosty the snowman, Frosty returns) soundtracks.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rankin, A., Bass, J., Spelling, A., Thomas, D., Casemiro, E., Melendez, B., Michaels, L., Saperstein, H. G., Orgel, L., Roemer, L., Brown, E., Levitow, A., Muller, R., Goldstick, O., Chain, B., Marks, J., Laws, M., Mothersbaugh, M., Coots, J. F., Styne, J., Scharf, W., Gillespie, H., Merrill, B., Romoff, C., Willis, R., McCann, C., Taylor, W., Ives, B., Durante, J., Astaire, F., Ames, E., Amsterdam, M., Backus, J., Banas, C., Carter, M. P., Cassidy, J., Conley, C., Conried, H., Dano, R., De Wolfe, B., Dixon, P., Doyle-Murray, B., Eccles, T., Ferrer, J., Foray, J., Francis, S., Frees, P., Gardner, J., Garson, G., Goodman, J., Hart, J., Hooks, J., Kean, J., Kligman, P., Lane, A., Lester, R., Mann, L. D., Martin, A., Matthews, M., McDowall, R., Moss, E., Olsher, L., Orenstein, J., Richards, B., Rooney, M., Scopp, A., Soles, P., Thomas, M., Tremayne, L., Vernon, J., Winters, J., Wynn, K., Rydell, B., Jewel., Redding, O., May, R. L. 1., Dickens, C., Nelson, S., Rollins, J., Lewis, J., Davis, K., Onorati, H., & Simeone, H. (2007). The original Christmas classics. Limited keepsake edition. [Place of publication not identified] : Santa Monica, CA: Classic Media.

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Arthur Rankin et al.. 2007. The Original Christmas Classics. [Place of publication not identified] : Santa Monica, CA: Classic Media.

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Arthur Rankin et al., The Original Christmas Classics. [Place of publication not identified] : Santa Monica, CA: Classic Media, 2007.

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Rankin, Arthur, et al. The Original Christmas Classics. Limited keepsake edition. [Place of publication not identified] : Santa Monica, CA: Classic Media, 2007. DVD.

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