Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This half-hour cartoon special was coproduced by Reader's Digest. A young boy, disillusioned by the commercialization of Christmas, joins a group of carolers. He makes the acquaintance of a jovial stranger who seems to have all the answers on the true meaning of the Yuletide season. You've probably already guessed the identity of that stranger, so we won't repeat it. Narrated by Richard Chamberlain, A Christmas Messenger was animated at the studios of cartoon great Gerald Potterton.