NFB Christmas Films
Rated General ~ Runs 80 minutes
Dir.: Various, Canada
Presented by The Charlottetown Christmas Festival.
All seats $5, tickets at the door.
A selection of the best of the National Film Board’s Christmas films!
Christmas Cracker (Jeff Hale/Norman McLaren/Grant Munro/Gerald Potterton, 1963, 9 min) This Oscar-nominated short animation consists of three segments that take a playful look at Christmas.
An Old Box (Paul Driessen, 1975, 9 min) A homeless man rescues a magical box from the garbage, and it takes him on a fantastic journey.
The Great Toy Robbery (Jeff Hale, 1963, 6 min) A spoof of the Wild West starring the world's most-wanted good guy: Santa Claus.
The Story of Christmas (Evelyn Lambart, 1973, 8 min) This short animation tells the familiar story of Christmas in an innovative and colourful way, akin to a joyful medieval manuscript.
It’s Snow (Gayle Thomas,1974, 5 min) Colour cut-out animation inspired by the shape of snowflakes. Made without words, this is a joyous film to please the fancy and captivate eye and ear.
Lights For Gita (Michel Vo, 2001, 7 min) This animated short is the story of Gita, an 8-year-old girl who can't wait to celebrate Divali - the Hindu festival of lights - in her new home in Canada.
Snow Cat (Sheldon Cohen, 1998, 23 min) A grandmother tells her young grandchild the moving tale of a lonely girl and an unforgettable magical cat in this animated short narrated by Oscar, Emmy and Tony award winner Maureen Stapleton.
The Sweater (Sheldon Cohen, 1980,10 min) A Canadian classic, based on the book The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier.