The Night Before Christmas is a silent short film, directed by Edwin S. Porter for the Edison Manufacturing Company, that was originally released to theaters on December 16, 1905.


It's December 24th, and 'Santa Claus' is busy feeding his reindeer and finishing up the toys that he will soon deliver. Meanwhile, the children in a large family hang their stockings over the fireplace, and then are put to bed. But the restless children cannot sleep, and they soon start a lively pillow fight. Back at his workshop, Santa loads up everything and begins his journey.

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