Mole's Christmas (also known as The Wind in the Willows: Mole's Christmas) is a 30-minute animated film released in 1994.[1] The voices involved are Richard Briers (Rat), Peter Davison (Mole) and Ellie Beaven (Young Girl) with Imelda Staunton (Mother). Directed by Martin Gates, it is based on Kenneth Grahame's 1908 novel The Wind in the Willows and is part of a series.

Mole's Christmas
The VHS cover
GenreTV Special
Created byKenneth Grahame (novel)
Based onThe Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Written byMarion Edwards and Sue Radley (script)
Directed byMartin Gates
Voices ofRichard Briers (Rat)
Peter Davison (Mole)
Ellie Beaven (Young Girl)
Imelda Staunton (Mother)
Theme music composerTony Britten
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
ProducerMartin Gates
EditorsNeville Donoghue (video)
Kevin Brazier (sound)
Running time30 min.
Original release
Release25 December 1994 (1994-12-25)

The film is light-hearted and aimed at a younger audience.



The plot involves a tired Mole and his friend Rat trudging through the snow one Christmas Eve towards Rat's home, all the while unknowingly pursued by two inept and clumsy weasels. Suddenly, Mole smells his home and wishes that he could be there instead. Once at his home, Mole and Rat decorate it for Christmas and prepare a Christmas feast which they share with a group of poor field mice who are carolers.


  1. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 201. ISBN 9781476672939.