After losing their way on a cold, blustery Christmas Eve, two children, Katie and Makean, are rescued by their firend, The Candleman, an old sage who imports wisdom, hot chocolate and stories. He invites the shivering children to his cozy cottage where he helps them warm up and dry out their mittens.
Knowing a little holiday magic will raise the children’s spirits, The Candleman opens  a weathered book and begins to read the classic tale The Night Before Christmas. To their astonishment, Katie and Makean find themselves as characters in the poem, where they experience the wonder and delight of Santa’s visit to their home. Hoping not to be seen, the children sneak from their bedorom and watch wide-eyed as Santa carefully fills the stocking and gently tucks gifts under the glittering Christmas tree.
This stop-motion animated film fills the giant screen with lavishly detailed sets and characters inspired by the designs of renowned artist James C. Christensen.
Length: 32:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2008
  • Date Released:
    November 13, 2008
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: DCI-compliant Digital, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    K2 Studios

  • Produced By:
    Evergreen Holiday Classics, Tandem Motion Pictures Studios
  • Executive Producer: Michael R. Todd
  • Producer: Clifford A. Miles, Sabrina Strickland Martinez
  • Director:  Nathan Smith
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Bryan Allen
  • Cinematography: Nathan Smith
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Lisle Moore
  • Editor: Nathan Smith
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits: Featuring the voices of Ken Sansom, Brock Holman, R. Chase O'Neil, Robin Miller
  • Sponsors:


  • Animation
  • Drama



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