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"From All of Us to All of You" is an animated television Christmas special, produced by Walt Disney Productions and first presented on December 19, 1958 as part of the Walt Disney Presents anthology series. Hosted by Jiminy Cricket along with Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell, the special combines newly-produced animation with clips from vintage animated Disney shorts and feature films, presented to the viewer as "Christmas cards" from the various characters starring in each one.

At the end of the special, the Disney narrator would intone a holiday message to the viewers, while a scrolling image would show almost all of Disney's animated characters sitting in a train on a long track, starting of course with Mickey and going back to some now quite obscure.

Starting in 1963 and continuing through the 1970s, re-airings of the special would include preview footage of the studio's new or upcoming feature films, as the "surprise gift". Beginning in 1983, it was expanded to 90 minutes and retitled A Disney Channel Christmas for airing on cable television's The Disney Channel. In turn, a home video version of that special, retitled Jiminy Cricket's Christmas, appeared on VHS in 1986 and laserdisc in 1990.

The show has been shown infrequently in the US in recent years, but in the Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway) the show has been broadcast every year since 1959, and has since become a holiday classic. Ratings show that around 40% of all Swedes watch it on Christmas Eve, the record (in 1997) being just over half the population.

This special has yet to see a DVD, Blu-Ray, or digital release.

United States[]

In the US, the show originally aired on ABC and occasionally afterwards on NBC. The original version included Walt Disney's introduction where he has been cricket-sized because as Mickey and Jiminy would say, Christmas is bigger than all of them. The American version has been infrequently shown since 1980.

The original (1958) American version features the following shorts:

  • Santa's Workshop (1932)
  • Toy Tinkers (1949) (this is preceded by a new animation where Chip and Dale show Jiminy how they celebrate Christmas. The chipmunks are seen sawing down an evergreen branch for their Christmas tree, which they decorate. After going to sleep, the short begins proper with Donald waking Chip and Dale up)

As well as clips from the following feature films:

It ends with Jiminy Cricket singing "When You Wish Upon a Star". Starting in 1963 and continuing through the 1970s, all of the scenes with Walt and Tinker Bell's intros, as well as Santa's Workshop, had been replaced by a teaser for a new or upcoming Disney feature film, including The Sword in the Stone in 1963, The Jungle Book in 1967, The Aristocats in 1970, Robin Hood in 1973, and Pete's Dragon in 1977, and the Donald Duck cartoon Corn Chips (1951) was used in 1979. The Aristocats version was reused in the 1980 broadcast. Large section of this episode was also later used in first Disney Channel Special A Disney Channel Christmas.

Denmark[]

In Denmark the show is called Disneys Juleshow: Fra Alle Os til Alle Jer ("The Disney Christmas Show: From All of Us to All of You") and is broadcast every Christmas Eve afternoon on DR1. It is narrated by Danish actor Ove Sprogøe, who does the Danish voice of Jiminy Cricket. Clips from feature films are voiced in Danish while shorts are in English with Danish subtitles.

The Danish version features the following shorts:

  • Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)
  • Donald's Snow Fight (1942)

As well as clips from the following feature films:

It ends with Jiminy Cricket singing "When You Wish Upon a Star" in Danish ("Når Du Ser et Stjerneskud") and a sneak peek of either an upcoming or a clip from a recently released Disney movie.

Finland[]

In Finland, this show is called "Samu Sirkan joulutervehdys", ("Jiminy Cricket's Christmas Greeting") and it is shown every Christmas Eve evening on MTV3.

The Finnish version features clips from the following shorts:

As well as clips from the following feature films:

A special "surprise" clip (from a recent or upcoming Disney feature premiere) is dubbed in Finnish but everything else is in English, with Finnish subtitles.

Norway[]

In Norway, the show is called Donald Duck og vennene hans ("Donald Duck and his friends") on NRK and Disneys julekavalkade (Disney's Christmas Cavalcade) on TV Norge in 2003, and it is shown every Christmas Eve afternoon on NRK1. Most of the shorts are shown in the original English with Norwegian subtitles.

The following shorts are usually shown, in integral or edited format:

  • Santa's Workshop
  • Clown of the Jungle
  • Pluto's Christmas Tree
  • Mickey's Trailer
  • Ferdinand the Bull

These feature films are represented through important scenes:

Sweden[]

In Sweden, the show is called Kalle Anka och hans vänner önskar God Jul ("Donald Duck and His Friends Wish You a Merry Christmas"). It is broadcast on SVT at 3 PM every Christmas Eve, in connection to the all-day traditional holiday programme previously led by Arne Weise. The title reflects the fact that Donald Duck is far more popular than Mickey Mouse in Sweden.

The montage is narrated by Bengt Feldreich dubbing the original English voice of Jiminy Cricket (but the dubbing is split from this character as Feldreich refers to Cricket in third person at the end).

The show is one of the most popular shows all year in Sweden. Every year the viewers number between 3 million and 4.5 million in a country with just more than 9 million inhabitants. Few TV shows fetch more viewers, among these are Melodifestivalen and Eurovision Song Contest and certain major sports broadcasts.

The following shorts are usually shown, in integral or edited format:

  • Santa's Workshop
  • Clown of the Jungle
  • Pluto's Christmas Tree
  • Mickey's Trailer
  • Ferdinand the Bull

These feature films are represented through important scenes:

Number of viewers (according to Mediamätning i Skandinavien).
Year Viewers
1994 3 225 000
1995 3 690 000
1996 4 125 000
1997 4 320 000
1998 3 600 000 Most popular show of the year
1999 4 165 000 Most popular show of the year
2000 3 565 000 Fourth most popular show of the year
2001 3 825 000 Second most popular show of the year
2002 3 655 000 Second most popular show of the year
2003 3 410 000 Fourth most popular show of the year
2004 3 685 000 Third most popular show of the year
2005 3 515 000 Second most popular show of the year
2006 3 610 000 Second most popular show of the year
2007 3 490 000 Second most popular show of the year
2008 3 215 000 Third most popular show of the year
2009 3 294 000 Second most watched show of the year
2010 3 356 000 Second most watched show of the year
2011 3 495 000 Second most watched show of the year
2012 3 883 000 Second most watched show of the year
2013 3 884 000 Second most watched show of the year
2014 3 705 000 Most popular show of the year
2015 3 460 000 Second most watched show of the year

Russia[]

The Russian version features the following shorts:

  • Santa's Workshop (1932)
  • Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)

As well as clips from the following feature films:

Two movies in the very end are different, depending on the year of the premiere.

2010[]

2012[]

  • Brave
  • Secret of the Wings

2013[]

2014[]

2015[]

2016[]

France[]

In France, the show is called Un Nouveau Noël Disney ("From All of Us to All of You") or Les Contes d'hiver de Jiminy Cricket ("Jiminy Cricket's Christmas"). It was broadcast on TF1 on December 23, 1990 as part of the "Disney Parade" program.

The French version features the following short:

  • Toy Tinkers (1949)

As well as clips from the following feature films:

Voices[]

See also[]

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