A very good early effort from Bluth, one he would continue exploring his own themes & animation in films outside of Disney throughout his career starting with BANJO & then NIMH. Yet, he had came a long way after working for Disney on animating some of their films such as ROBIN HOOD and THE RESCUERS before doing this little short.
I owned this on VHS in the 90s and it was one of my most favorite things to watch back then. I've gone back and it was just as good as I remembered; if not better. It may very well be one of the most heartwarming things that Disney has ever made, in addition to being one of the most heartwarming Christmas specials ever.