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The First Christmas
The First Christmas
Actors: Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard
Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
NR     2004     0hr 23min

Winner of Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children?s Video and the Crown Award for Best Children?s Video. A magnificent production that offers a fresh, new way to recapture the meaning and mystery of the Christmas...  more »


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Actors: Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard
Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Creator: Christopher Plummer
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Christmas, Fantasy, Animation
Studio: Vision Video
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/26/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 23min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Amazon is wrong again.
Christmas Miracle | Canfield, OH USA | 10/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This product is not the Rankin & Bass production of "The First Christmas (The Story of the First Christmas Snow)". It is "The First Christmas" by Billy Budd Films. The words "Billy Budd" appear clearly on the DVD case (and on Amazon's own picture of the item). Yet the product review states "Rankin & Bass". Poor work"
Very Realistic
no name | USA | 01/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though "claymation", this version of the Nativity rings truer than just about any other production I've seen. Joseph cares for and worries about Mary. They are a real family and have a real baby. It brings back the feelings I used to have as a child, before the whole story became so repetative and "yada, yada, yada ish"."
Claymation at it's best!
Matthew J. Baek | Maryland, USA | 07/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This retelling of the nativity is a classic! The expressions of the characters are priceless. Not just for the Christmas season but the family can enjoy it year-a-round."