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    The heartwarming story of "The Night
Before Christmas," becomes an enchanting
animated special Tuesday, December 12,7:30
p.m. on WRET-TV 36. Featured in the
half-hour presentation will be the musical
magic of the renowned Norman Luboff Choir
and Orchestra.
"The Night Before Christmas"
Will Be Aired Tuesdav Niffht
The heartwarming story of
how Clement C. Moore came
to write his beloved Christmas
poem will be told in an en
chanting and music-filled ani
mated special on WRET-TV
36. "The Night Before Christ
mas", as a half-hour telecast,
will be presented Tuesday,
December 12, at 7:30 p.m.
This joyous musical retell
ing of the charming "A Visit
From St. Nicholas," features
brilliant animation, singing by
the world famous voices of the
Norman Luboff Choir and a
festive array of seasonal and
original music evoking the
warmth and wonder of Christ
Set in 1822, the story unfolds
as the Moore family prepares
for a gala Christmas and
Professor Moore leaves on a
trip. He promises to bring
back gifts for his children
Little Charity's request is for
a book about Santa Claus.
While he's away, Charity
becomes very ill and the pro
fessor hastens home. But not
before searching New York in
vain for a book to fill his
daughter's wishes.
While sitting at her bedside
in a night-long vigil, he writes
a story about Santa Claus and
reads it to Charity, beginning
with the immortal lines,
"Twas the night before Christ
mas, and all through the
In the morning, Charity is
recovering and the Moore
family happily celebrates the
gift-laden holiday amid all the
joy and melody (hat is Christ
mas. J
The TV-36 special sparkles
with the marvelous music of
the holidays performed by the
Norman Luboff Choir and Or
chestra under the world ren
owned conductor and arrarv.
The creator and executive
producer is Bill Turnbull, with
original story material by
Louise Turnbull. Art Director
is Rick Brogan. It is an Elba
Production, produced by Play
house Pictures.
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for Christmas
Songs of the Soul
A documentary exploi iny Black American
Spiiituals hosted by folk singei Odetta.
Wednes^.jy night at 8:30pm.
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The legendary musician-composer lets out all the stops
in an exciting session taped at the 1978 Montreux Jazz
Festival. Dizzy Gillespie and other top jazz stars swing
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