A celebration of all the holiday classics, ’Twas The Night is a feel-good homage to the original poem, set in a world with security alarms, cell phones, and a little Christmas magic. Parents Ian and Margaret are having a serene Christmas night, their two children dreaming of sugar plums in the next room, when a series of noises and crashes cause concern that Margaret’s younger brother is playing a holiday prank. But who, really, arose such a clatter? In the end, the whole family remembers that it’s never too late to say what you mean and that the spirit of Christmas is stronger than ever.
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Aneesa Folds as Margaret
Michael Paul Smith as Ian
Nik Walker as Nick
Fergie L Philippe as Max
Lexi Garcia as Julie
James Monroe Iglehart as Santa
Christopher Jackson as Narrator
Eddy Lee as News Announcer, Dispatcher, more
Additional voices by
Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle
Written and directed by Michael Paul Smith
Production management by Leah Cornish for Mischief Media
Sound Editing by Michael Paul Smith and Matt Tamanini
Sound Effects by Matt Tamanini
Additional music provided by Matt Wilson Christmas Tree-O
Communications by Tori Bryan for Mischief Media
Graphics for 'Twas The Night by Jordan Edwards for Mischief Media
Website by Jenson Neal and Jordan Edwards
Produced by Mischief Media and Jenson Neal
Executive Producer Gillian Pensavalle
Special Thanks To:
Melissa Anelli, Founder and CEO of Mischief Media
The Actors Fund
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