Christmas Specials Wiki

Cricket on the Hearth

3,093pages on
this wiki
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Jules Bass
Written by: Romeo Muller
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: December 18, 1967
Running time: 49 minutes
Available on: VHS

Cricket on the Hearth is a Christmas special produced by Rankin/Bass, based on the story of the same title by Charles Dickens.


A talking cricket helps an impoverished toy maker and his daughter, who has been blinded after hearing her beloved is lost at sea. It is book-ended by live-action segments hosted by Danny Thomas.




Voice actor Character
Danny Thomas Caleb Plummer
Marlo Thomas Bertha Plummer
Ed Ames Edward Belton
Abbe Lane Moll
Roddy McDowall Cricket Crockett
Hans Conreid Tackleton
Paul Frees Caw
Sea Captain
Additional voices
The Norman Luboff Chorus

External links

Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerCricket on the HearthThe Little Drummer BoyFrosty the SnowmanSanta Claus is Comin' to Town • "A Christmas Tree" • 'Twas the Night Before ChristmasThe Year Without a Santa ClausThe First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas SnowFrosty's Winter WonderlandRudolph's Shiny New YearThe Little Drummer Boy, Book IINestor, the Long-Eared Christmas DonkeyThe Stingiest Man in TownRudolph and Frosty's Christmas in JulyJack FrostPinocchio's ChristmasThe Leprechauns' Christmas GoldThe Life and Adventures of Santa ClausSanta, Baby!

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki