Actor Joel Grey narrates this animated holiday special adapted from the famous poem by Clement Moore. For some unexplained reason, letters to Santa Claus are being returned to the children of Junctionville. It seems some sour soul has angered St. Nick, calling out Christmas as "a fraudulent myth!" Naturally, the culprit – a skeptical rodent named Albert Mouse – has to be brought to his senses…and quick! A kindly clockmaker, a friendly family of mice and a warm-hearted Santa Claus come together in this yuletide fable about a town where the citizens persuade the jaded mouse to change his tune… and pave the way for Santa's jolly return to Junctionville in the joyous finale of this charming animated fable featuring the voice talents of Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver and George Gobel. A bonus featurette, “Christmas: A Global Holiday” explores yuletide traditions around the world in animated comic-book form.
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