Getting In The Holiday Spirit #1: The Night Before Christmas (dir by Edwin S. Porter)

I love the holiday so much and it’s not just because I usually get lots of presents, though I do love the excitement of waking up on the morning of the 25th and looking at all those wrapped presents sitting underneath the tree   I also love getting to spend time with my family and friends.  For me, the holidays are all about love, happiness, togetherness, and everything else that should be observed all year, as opposed to just one day.

Plus, sometimes, it snows!  I love snow.

So, are you in the Holiday spirit yet?  I know that TSL contributor Patrick Smith is because he’s been tracking down scary Christmas films for me and the other members of the Late Night Movie Gang to check out.  Seriously, just try to watch Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny or whatever it’s called.  Agck!

Well, if you’re not in the spirit yet, don’t worry!  I’m here to help!  This week, I will be sharing 6 holiday classics that just happen to be on YouTube!  For instance, check out the adorable film below.  The Night Before Christmas was made 110 years ago, in 1905.  It was directed by film pioneer Edwin S. Porter and it’s based on the famous poem.  In this 11-minute silent film, we watch as both Santa and a family get ready for Christmas.  Watching this film, it’s amazing to see how little Christmas tradition has changed.

Enjoy a piece of film and holiday history below!


2 responses to “Getting In The Holiday Spirit #1: The Night Before Christmas (dir by Edwin S. Porter)

  1. Pingback: Getting In The Holiday Spirit #2: Scrooge (or Marley’s Ghost) (dir by Walter Booth) | Through the Shattered Lens

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