Twas the Night

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Twas the Night (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Disney’s Twas the Night” is a Disney Channel Original Movie that first premiered in 2001. The film is a holiday comedy that follows the story of a troubled teenager named Danny Wrigley, played by Josh Zuckerman, and his eccentric Uncle Nick, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

In the movie, Danny and his younger sister, Sarah (played by Brenda Grate), find themselves on Santa’s naughty list after Danny’s Christmas Eve prank goes awry. Upset by their behavior, Santa Claus cancels Christmas for their entire town. When Uncle Nick hears about the situation, he decides to step in and save Christmas for Danny, Sarah, and the rest of the town.

Uncle Nick, who claims to be a government scientist, hatches a plan to use a top-secret military device to manipulate Santa’s sleigh and make it appear as if Santa is flying over the town. However, things don’t go as planned, and chaos ensues as Danny and Uncle Nick try to fix their mistakes and restore Christmas for everyone.

Throughout the film, Danny learns the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of family and giving. As he spends time with his uncle and helps him on his mission, he discovers the joy of selflessness and the spirit of the holiday season.

“Twas the Night” is a heartwarming holiday movie that captures the magic and essence of Christmas while delivering a valuable lesson about the importance of good deeds and the spirit of giving. It is a family-friendly film that appeals to audiences of all ages, spreading the holiday cheer and reminding viewers of the true magic of Christmas.

Twas the Night

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  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Movie Platform: Disney Channel Original Movie
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  • Josh Zuckerman: Danny Wrigley
  • Brenda Grate: Kaitlin Wrigley
  • Bryan Cranston: Nick Wrigley
  • Jefferson Mappin: Santa Claus
  • Rhys Williams: Peter Wrigley
  • Barclay Hope: John Wrigley
  • Torri Higginson: Abby Wrigley
  • Jeff Geddis: Bill
  • Sandy Robson: Harry
  • Jung-Yul Kim: Eliot


  • Director: Nick Castle
  • Producer: Kevin Lafferty

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