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The Night Before Christmas

Die Nacht vor Weihnachten

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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Director Sam Bassett creates a monument to his grandmother Constance, an elegant southern matriarch, by filming her gifted, mischievous recital of this eponymous poem, and finding sometimes bizarre, sometimes meditative analogies for every line in this world famous Christmas verse.

USA 2006, 8 min

by

Sam Bassett

with

Constance Colt Bassett