Short Film: The Night Before Christmas (1905)

Directed by Edwin S. Porter, a short film from 1905 that brings to life the poem first published anonymously in 1823, generally attributed to Clement Clarke Moore.

From Public Domain Review:

Porter's version is the very first film adaptation of the famous tale. Musical accompaniment added later, made up mostly of old cylinder recordings from the same studio and period. (For silent version see here).