The Light Before Christmas:
Spark the imagination of both young and old with this all new adaptation of the classic tale, The Night Before Christmas. This stunning stop-motion animated film uses puppets and lavish scenery, inspired by the renowned artist James C. Christensen, to bring Santa and the story's other characters to life as never before. A warm hearted family film that that is sure to be a new Christmas Classic.
The Light Before Christmas is the delightful tale of young Katie and her brother Makean, who, after losing their way in a Christmas eve blizzard, are rescued by the Candleman, a wise, gentle man who invites them to his warm and cozy forest cottage and sparks their imagination with the timeless poem, The Night Before Christmas. Sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, the children are magically transported into the story and actually become the central characters as it unfolds on the giant movie screen, complete with Santa’s visit to their home with his full team of reindeer, all assisted by Hob, Santa’s Chief Elf. Of course, no visit from Santa can end until the stockings hung on the fireplace are filled and gifts abound under the glittering Christmas tree.
As Santa and his sleigh take off into the night sky, the children find themselves back in the Candleman’s cottage, eager to wend their way home and find what treasures await them, but not before the Candleman shows them that the true meaning of Christmas is found through giving to others unselfishly.
Then, just as the film seems to end, the audience is treated to a fun-filled tour of movie-making magic, watching how the artists build life-like miniature sets and characters, while the animators bring the story to life before our eyes with their special cameras.
The Light Before Christmas, a film suitable for all ages, is a special limited run, with screenings daily from Nov. 22nd until Dec. 26th, 2013. Film runtime 30 minutes.
This film is not rated.