With bonus title: On Christmas Eve.

With bonus title: On Christmas Eve.

 

 

 

 

A Small Miracle

A 25-minute animated film without words based on the picture book by Peter Collington. The traditional nativity characters feature in the story but the setting is contemporary and the plot, touching and original

Ages 3 and upwards

"A Snowman-like animation" Woman

"A moving, unsentimental and often humorous take on the traditional story" The Guardian

Screenplay by Nick Whitby
Storyboard by Alison de Vere
Music by Ochremedia
Animation by Spider Eye and S.O.B.
Produced by Joy Whitby in association with Jerusalem Productions

First shown on BBC TV

On Christmas Eve a poor old woman plays her accordion in the street. Apart from two children, the passers-by ignore her and by the end of the day she has to sell her accordion to buy some food. Worse is to come. On her way home a thief steals her money. She discovers that he has also vandalised the church – the little Nativity figures lie scattered on the floor and the collection box is empty. The old woman restores order and sets off exhausted towards her caravan but before long she collapses in the snow. And now the magic begins. The little Nativity figures come to life and carry her safely home. They make sure that her good deeds are rewarded so that in the morning she wakes to the most wonderful Christmas she could ever imagine.

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The bonus title On Christmas Eve follows immediately after A Small Miracle.

On Christmas Eve

A 25-minute animated film without words based on the picture book by Peter Collington which he dedicated to "chimneyless children everywhere"

Ages 3 and upwards

"An enchanting little tale which weaves a Christmassy spell as softly as falling snow" Parents Magazine

"I've been feasting my eyes on a fab festive film... Talk about clever!"
Young Telegraph

Music by Peter Shade
Animation by Cosgrove Hall
Storyboard by Alison de Vere
Produced by Joy Whitby and Brian Cosgrove

First shown on BBC TV

On Christmas Eve a little girl writes a letter to Father Christmas listing all the presents she hopes he will bring her. But she is worried. The houses on her estate don’t have chimneys. How will he get in? As she falls asleep, a magical adventure unfolds. The cloth mice in her cupboard come alive. They prompt some fairies in the neighbouring wood to guide Father Christmas safely through the blizzard, up to her front door and into her house. When the little girl wakes on Christmas morning she finds all the presents she was hoping for at the foot of her bed.