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The First Christmas

The First Christmas

Alternate Title: The First Christmas: The Story Of The First Christmas

The First Christmas (The First Christmas: The Story Of The First Christmas) (1975) Animated Cartoon Special The First Christmas

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Rankin-Bass Productions Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard, David Kelley, Dina Lynn, Iris Rainer, Joan Gardner, Don Messick, Sean Manning, Hilary Momberger, Dru Stevens; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast.. Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass Maury Laws, Jules Bass, Irving Berlin
  • 1975
  • Animated TV Special
  • Rankin-Bass Productions
  • Warner Bros.
  • TV Special
  • Cartoon Characters: Sister Theresa (Narrator), Father Thomas, Lukas, Louisa, Sister Catherine, Sister Jean, Waggles, Wooly.
  • Vocal Talent: Angela Lansbury (Sister Theresa [Narrator]), Cyril Ritchard (Father Thomas), David Kelley (Lukas), Dina Lynn (Louisa), Iris Rainer (Sister Catherine), Joan Gardner (Sister Jean), Don Messick, Sean Manning, Hilary Momberger, Dru Stevens, Greg Thomas, Wee Winter Singers.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
  • Written By Julian P. Gardner.

Additional Crew:



  • Sound: John Curcio, Don Hahn, Dave Iveland, Tom Clack.
  • Post-Production Editing: Irwin Goldress.
  • Animagic Production Supervisors: Akikazu Kono, Ichiro Komuro.
  • Design: Lester Abrams.

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A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightning, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen...  (more)

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