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 Wonderful World of Color anthology series on ABC. Hosted by Jiminy Cricket, along with Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell, 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. Beginning in 1983, it was expanded to 90 minutes and retitled A Disney Channel Christmas for airing on the Disney Channel. A home video version of the special, retitled Jiminy Cricket's Christmas, appeared on VHS and Laserdisc in the 1980s.
The special 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 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.
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