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Dec 19, 2012

The Night Before Christmas
(B382)


The View-Master packet The Night Before Christmas (B382).

 

View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Packet Cover

Packet Cover

 

View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Booklet Cover

Booklet Cover

 


 

Scene 1


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 1

“Not a creature was stirring”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

‘Twas the night before Christmas,

when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring,

not even a mouse;


 

Scene 2


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 2

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

The stockings were hung

by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas

soon would be there;


 

Scene 3


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 3

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

The children were nestled

all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar-plums

danced in their heads;


 

Scene 4


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 4

“A long winter’s nap”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

And mamma in her kerchief,

and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains

for a long winter’s nap,


 

Scene 5


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 5

“I sprang from my bed”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

When out on the lawn

there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed

to see what was the matter,


 

Scene 6


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 6

“Away to the window I flew like a flash”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

Away to the window

I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters,

and threw up the sash.


 

Scene 7


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 7

“A miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

The moon on the breast

of the new-fallen snow

Gave a lustre of mid-day

to objects below,

When, what to my wondering

eyes should appear

But a miniature sleigh

and eight tiny reindeer,


 

Scene 8


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 8

“I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

With a little old driver,

so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment

it must be St. Nick!

More rapid than eagles

his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted,

and called them by name:


 

Scene 9


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 9

“Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer!

now, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on, Cupid!

on, Donder and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch!

to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away!

dash away all!”


 

Scene 10


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 10

With a sleigh full of toys and St. Nickolas too

 

From the 16-page booklet:

As dry leaves that before

the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle,

mount to the sky,

So up to the housetop

the coursers they flew,

With a sleigh full of toys,

and St. Nicholas too.


 

Scene 11


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 11

“Down the chimney St. Nicholas came”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

And then, in a twinkling,

I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing

of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head,

and was turning around,

Down the chimney St. Nicholas

came with a bound.


 

Scene 12


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 12

“He was dressed all in fur”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

He was dressed all in fur,

from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished

with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys

he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler

just opening his pack.


 

Scene 13


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 13

“His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

His eyes—how they twinkled!

his dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses,

his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth

was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard of his chin

was as white as the snow;


 

Scene 14


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 14

“A pipe he held tight in his teeth!”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

The stump of a pipe

he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled

his head like a wreath;


 

Scene 15


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 15

“Round belly, that shook when he laughed”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

He had a broad face

and a little round belly,

That shook, when he laughed,

like a bowl full of jelly.


 

Scene 16


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 16

“And I laughed when I saw him”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

He was chubby and plump,

a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him,

in spite of myself;


 

Scene 17


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 17

“A wink of his eye and a twist of his head”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

A wink of his eye

and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know

I had nothing to dread;


 

Scene 18


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 18

“And filled all the stockings”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

He spoke not a word,

but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings;

then turned with a jerk,


 

Scene 19


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 19

“Up the chimney he rose”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

And laying his finger

aside of his nose,

And giving a nod,

up the chimney he rose;

When, what to my wondering

eyes should appear

But a miniature sleigh

and eight tiny reindeer,


 

Scene 20


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 20

“And away they all flew”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

He sprang to his sleigh,

to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew

like the down of a thistle.


 

Scene 21


View-Master The Night Before Christmas (B382), Scene 21

“Happy Christmas to all”

 

From the 16-page booklet:

But I heard him exclaim,

ere they drove out of sight,

“Happy Christmas to all,

and to all a good-night!”


4 comments:

from32d said...

Had this one. Would of been amazing if they would of done a stop motion film with these figures and sets like what was done with Rudolph.

from32d said...

Like the blue light effect on scene 10.
The people who created these miniatures were great artists.

JAM said...

They sure were! This one in particular was one of their best. From set design to the expressions on the faces of the clay figures, it was all top notch.

Anonymous said...

My favorite of all time. This made my day to see it again. Thank you, thank you!