A 1908 Silent Version of 'The Night Before Christmas'

Courtesy of the Internet Archive, this example of early cinematic storytelling from Thomas Edison's production company includes live reindeer and sweeping miniature model landscapes. Pair it with a favorite Christmas tune for a custom soundtrack. 

For more films from the Internet Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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