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A Christmas Gift

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This compilation of eight animated films is sure to delight. The Story of Christmas is retold through medieval manuscript figures, trumpet sounds, light and wildflowers (8 min.). A spoof of the Wild West stars the world's most-wanted good guy, Santa Claus, in The Great Toy Robbery (7 min.). The Sweater is Roch Carrier's much-loved story of what happens when a young Montreal Canadiens fan receives a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey jersey by mistake (10 min.). Christmas Cracker includes a rendition of "Jingle Bells" with paper cut-outs, a dime-store rodeo of tin toys, and a story of decorating the perfect tree (9 min.). A traditional Franco-Manitoban Christmas tale is presented in Canada Vignettes: December Lights (3 min.). The Energy Carol follows Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation into an energy conservationist (11 min.). The Magic Flute tells a fable showing that things can be good or evil depending on how they are used (8 min.). An Old Box: While the townspeople celebrate Christmas, a derelict old man is taken on a spiritual journey in an old box he rescues from garbage collectors (9 min.).

1980, 58 min 30 s

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