A Christmas Story

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A Christmas Story
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Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Avco Broadcasting Corporation
Release date: December 9, 1972
Run time: 24:42
Starring: Hal Smith
June Foray
Vic Perrin
John Stephenson
Don Messick
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Alex Lovy


Screenplay by: Ken Spears and Joe Ruby
Director(s): William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Animation director(s): Charles A. Nichols
Title card
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A Christmas Story is an American Christmas animated TV special produced by Hanna-Barbera for the Avco Broadcasting Corporation, who distributed it in syndication. It aired on December 9, 1972. It was written by Ken Spears and Joe Ruby, and produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

A dog and a mouse try to get a boy's letter to Santa on Christmas Eve.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Characters

Legend
Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Santa Claus Hal Smith
Timmy's mother Janet Waldo
Timmy Walter Tetley
Timmy's father Don Messick
Goober Paul Winchell
Gumdrop Daws Butler
Sleezer Paul Winchell
Polecat John Stephenson
Runto Paul Winchell
Fatcat Hal Smith
Boy Walter Tetley
Girl Janet Waldo
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
Mailman John Stephenson
Squirrel Don Messick
First responding dog John Stephenson
Second responding dog Daws Butler
Bulldog John Stephenson


Organizations

  • United States Postal Service

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

  • Mailman's truck

Production

Development

Filming

It has a copyright of 1971.

Music

The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin, who was credited as musical director.

Songs

  1. "Sounds of Christmas Day" - Paul DeKorte, Randy Kemner, Stephen McAndrew, Susie McCune, and Judi Richards
  2. "O Come, All Ye Faithful" - Paul DeKorte, Randy Kemner, Stephen McAndrew, Susie McCune, and Judi Richards
  3. "Where Do You Look for Santa?" - Paul DeKorte, Randy Kemner, Stephen McAndrew, Susie McCune, and Judi Richards
  4. "Hope" - Paul DeKorte, Randy Kemner, Stephen McAndrew, Susie McCune, and Judi Richards
  5. "Which One is the Real Santa Claus?" - Paul DeKorte, Randy Kemner, Stephen McAndrew, Susie McCune, and Judi Richards

Release

Dates are in order of release:

  • December 9, 1972 in syndication

Behind the scenes

Errors

  • While Goober and Gumdrop cross the town to get to Santa, there are children up all over, instead of being in bed like Tommy.

Home availability

References