The Resource The original Christmas specials collection

The original Christmas specials collection

Label
The original Christmas specials collection
Title
The original Christmas specials collection
Title variation
  • Rankin/Bass present the original Christmas specials collection
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town!
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Cricket on the Hearth
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Conductor
Director
Lyricist
Musical director
Producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Singer
Voice actor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: a misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them
  • Frosty the snowman: a living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat
  • Santa Claus is comin' to town: A mailman reveals the origins of Santa Claus
  • The little drummer boy: an orphan drummer boy who hates humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men en route to Bethlehem
  • Cricket on the hearth: a helpful cricket named Crocket befreinds a poor toymaker and his daughter on Christmas morning. When tragedy stikes the family, Crocket restores peace and happiness
Member of
Cataloging source
OEL
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer (Television program)
  • Frosty the Snowman (Television program)
  • Santa Claus is comin' to town (Television program)
  • Little Drummer Boy (Television program)
  • Cricket on the hearth (Television program)
Credits note
  • Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: adapted from a story by Robert May and the song by Johnny Marks ; music and lyrics by Johnny Marks ; Burl Ives sings "Holly Jolly Christmas, Silver and Gold, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" ; musical director, Maury Laws
  • Frosty the snowman: told and sung by Jimmy Durante ; based on the song by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins ; animation supervisor, Steve Nakagawa ; musical director, Maury Laws
  • Santa Claus is coming' to town: told and sung by Fred Astaire ; music and lyrics by Maury Laws & Jules Bass ; "Santa Claus is comin' to town" music J. Fred Coots, lyrics, Haven Gillespie
  • Cricket on the hearth: suggested by the Charles Dickens story ; music & lyrics, Maury Laws & Jules Bass ; animation supervisor, Rod Willis ; musical director, Maury Laws and Jules Bass -- Little drummer boy: based upon the story by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone ; music, Maury Laws ; lyrics, Jules Bass ; design, Charles Frazier ; musical director, Colin Romoff
Dewey number
791.45/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and Frosty the snowman in English, Spanish and French, with English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Santa Claus is coming' to town in English and Spanish, with French subtitles or English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Little drummer boy in English or Spanish with subtitles in English or French
  • Cricket on the hearth in English with subtitles in English, Spanish or French
PerformerNote
  • Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: Burl Ives, Larry Mann, Billy Richards, Paul Soles, Stan Francis, Alfie Scopp, Janis Orenstein, Paul Kligman, Carl Banas, Corinne Conley, Peg Dixon
  • Frosty the Snowman: Jimmy Durante, Billy DeWolfe, Jackie Vernon, Paul Frees, June Foray
  • Santa Claus is comin' to town: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Westminster Children's Choir, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, Robie Lester
  • Little drummer boy: Jose Ferrer, Greer Garson -- Cricket on the hearth: Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Ed Ames, Abbe Lane, Hans Conried, Roddy McDowall
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  • 1909-1985
  • 1897-1985
  • 1905-1994
  • 1910-2003
  • 1888-1975
  • 1909-1995
  • 1893-1980
  • 1907-1974
  • 1912-1992
  • 1914-1999
  • 1904-1996
  • 1932-
  • 1922-2014
  • 1948-2010
  • 1916-1986
  • 1905-1976
  • 1812-1870
  • 1907-1981
  • 1906-1973
  • 1892-1980
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  • Rankin, Arthur
  • Bass, Jules
  • Spelling, Aaron
  • Thomas, Danny
  • Roemer, Larry
  • Muller, Romeo
  • Marks, Johnny
  • Laws, Maury
  • Coots, J. Fred
  • Styne, Jule
  • Scharf, Walter
  • Gillespie, Haven
  • Romoff, Colin
  • Ives, Burl
  • Durante, Jimmy
  • Astaire, Fred
  • Ames, Ed
  • Banas, Carl
  • Conley, Corinne
  • Conried, Hans
  • De Wolfe, Billy
  • Dixon, Peg
  • Ferrer, José
  • Foray, June
  • Francis, Stan
  • Frees, Paul
  • Gardner, Joan
  • Garson, Greer
  • Kligman, Paul
  • Lane, Abbe
  • Lester, Robie
  • Mann, Larry D.
  • McDowall, Roddy
  • Orenstein, Janis
  • Richards, Billie
  • Rooney, Mickey
  • Scopp, Alf
  • Soles, Paul
  • Thomas, Marlo
  • Vernon, Jackie
  • Wynn, Keenan
  • May, Robert L.
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Nelson, Steve
  • Rollins, Jack
  • Davis, Katherine
  • Westminster Children's Choir
  • Rankin/Bass Productions
  • Thomas-Spelling Productions
  • CBS Inc
  • Classic Media, Inc
Runtime
204
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  • Santa Claus
  • Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
  • Jesus Christ
  • Christmas television programs
  • Snowmen
  • Reindeer
  • Drummers (Musicians)
  • Toymakers
  • Santa Claus
  • Christmas television programs
  • Drummers (Musicians)
  • Reindeer
  • Snowmen
Target audience
general
Technique
animation
Label
The original Christmas specials collection
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Bonus features: The animagic world of Rankin/Bass; Restoring the puppets of Rudolph; Reimagining Rudolph in 4D; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Attraction film; T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games; Frosty the snowman original pencil test; commentaries on Frosty the snowman and Santa Claus is comin' to town
  • "5 holiday favorites"--Container
  • "5 timeless holiday specials"--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer / Rankin and Bass ; Videocraft International Productions ; Classic Media ; written by Romeo Muller ; co-producer Jules Bass ; director, Larry Roemer ; produced by Arthur Rankin
  • (1964 ; 53 mins.)
  • Disc 2.
  • Frosty the snowman / a Rankin and Bass production ; Classic Media ; produced & directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. & Jules Bass ; written by Romeo Muller
  • (1969 ; 26 mins)
  • Disc 3.
  • Santa Claus is coming' to town!
  • A Rankin and Bass Production ; Classic Media ; produced by Arthur Rankin ; produced and directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. & Jules Bass ; written by Romeo Muller
  • (1970 ; 51 mins)
  • Disc 4.
  • The little drummer boy / a Rankin and Bass Production ; written by Romeo Muller ; produced & directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. & Jules Bass
  • (1968 ; 25 mins.)
  • Cricket on the hearth
  • A Rankin and Bass production ; Thomas-Spelling Productions and Classic Media ; written by Romeo Muller & Arthur Rankin, Jr. ; produced & directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr., & Jules Bass ; executive producers, Aaron Spelling & Danny Thomas
  • (1967 ; 49 mins.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe edition.
Extent
4 videodiscs (204 min)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
191329069134
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1055206
  • 1055202
  • 1055208
  • 1055205
  • 46198327
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
on1060648241
System details
DVD, Standard Version presented in a format preserving the aspect ration of its original television exhibition, Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The original Christmas specials collection
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Bonus features: The animagic world of Rankin/Bass; Restoring the puppets of Rudolph; Reimagining Rudolph in 4D; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Attraction film; T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games; Frosty the snowman original pencil test; commentaries on Frosty the snowman and Santa Claus is comin' to town
  • "5 holiday favorites"--Container
  • "5 timeless holiday specials"--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer / Rankin and Bass ; Videocraft International Productions ; Classic Media ; written by Romeo Muller ; co-producer Jules Bass ; director, Larry Roemer ; produced by Arthur Rankin
  • (1964 ; 53 mins.)
  • Disc 2.
  • Frosty the snowman / a Rankin and Bass production ; Classic Media ; produced & directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. & Jules Bass ; written by Romeo Muller
  • (1969 ; 26 mins)
  • Disc 3.
  • Santa Claus is coming' to town!
  • A Rankin and Bass Production ; Classic Media ; produced by Arthur Rankin ; produced and directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. & Jules Bass ; written by Romeo Muller
  • (1970 ; 51 mins)
  • Disc 4.
  • The little drummer boy / a Rankin and Bass Production ; written by Romeo Muller ; produced & directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. & Jules Bass
  • (1968 ; 25 mins.)
  • Cricket on the hearth
  • A Rankin and Bass production ; Thomas-Spelling Productions and Classic Media ; written by Romeo Muller & Arthur Rankin, Jr. ; produced & directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr., & Jules Bass ; executive producers, Aaron Spelling & Danny Thomas
  • (1967 ; 49 mins.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe edition.
Extent
4 videodiscs (204 min)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
191329069134
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1055206
  • 1055202
  • 1055208
  • 1055205
  • 46198327
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
on1060648241
System details
DVD, Standard Version presented in a format preserving the aspect ration of its original television exhibition, Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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