The Night Before Christmas
(1994) Travis, a gunslinger receives a letter from his mother Maw, asking him to bring his brother Moses and his family to a Christmas reunion and to give them an unknown treasure she claims to have inherited it from his father. Moses is a bounty hunter, who is angry at Maw, for letting his stolen horses loose, forcing Travis to set up a plan. Travis saves an outlaw named Sam Stone from being hanged and teams up with his brother to catch him. When the brothers stay at Moses' family's house, Travis gives them plans to get to Maw's. When they head off the next morning, Moses' family heads on their way to Maw's.

While passing some time at a town, Travis gets into a fist fight with a man, named Dodge and... read more... his gang, who were teasing a young woman. Moses unwillingly comes and helps Travis finish them off. The woman, Bridget invites the brothers to have cookies and tea with her and her sister, Melie. After leaving and setting up camp, Travis finds Stone and gang, talking about robbing a bank, the next day at noon. The next day, the brothers plan a trap to catch Stone. The plan backfires when they come in at the wrong time. The sheriff and his deputy mistake Travis and Moses as part of Stone's gang and arrest them.

Bridget bails Travis out, revealing that Stone took their beloved bear. When Moses is sentenced to hang the next morning, Travis tries to free him in the same way he freed Stone (shooting the noose.) A dog attacks Travis and Moses is hanged, but due to his enormous size, he destroys the gallows. Moses survives with only a few splinters. He comes up with a plan to catch Stone, but the plan fails and they are captured. Travis reveals to Stone that he saved his life, and Stone lets them go. Moses comes up with plan B, which works. When Moses falls asleep, Travis frees Stone and Stone dummy-ties him.

Moses abandons Travis, but he hitches a ride from nearby Navajo Indians. Moses' son, Junior wants to by a horse for his father. He heads to town and is captured by Stone, who learns of the Christmas reunion. Travis and Moses reunite and wait for Stone's next move. Junior escapes and follows the brothers. He camps out for the night. Junior wakes up and finds himself face-to-face with a western diamondback rattlesnake. He gets bitten, but manages to ride to Travis and Moses. The brothers take him to Bridget's and Melie, where he recovers from the venom.

Travis reveals the reunion, angering Moses. Moses is about to kill Travis, but Junior warns them about Stone's plan. Before leaving, Bridget and Travis share a kiss. The brothers finally arrive at Maw's and discover that she is holding Stone captive. Moses' family, Travis, Bridget and Melie all share a Christmas dinner as a family. However, the sheriff, deputy, Dodge and his gang plan to kill them but drop their guns when they are hypnotized by the night sky's beauty. A giant fist fight occurs between the two groups, involving the family winning. One of the daughters calls the event "The Fight Before Christmas."

The next morning, Maw reveals that the treasure is where their hearts are, much to Stone's dismay. Maw then leaves for Denver and all the people are taken a picture of by the photographer.
Alternate english titles
The Fight Before Christmas
Original Title
Botte di Natale
International titles
Битката преди Коледа
The Troublemakers
Die Troublemaker
Oi samatatzides
Y en Nochebuena... ¡Se armó el belén!
Minä armahdan Mooses ei
Les Troubles-Fêtes
Petit papa baston
Bunyó karácsonyig
Botte di Natale
A Volta de Trinity
Os Caça-Sarilhos
DirectorTerence Hill
WriterJess Hill
Bud Spencer Official Shop
Flatfoot in
Hong Kong
Bambino & Trinity / They Call Me Trinity
Trinity Is Still My Name
Old School Heroes
Old School Heroes
Bulldozer 63
Terence Hill
Bud Spencer
Sam Stone
Boots Southerland
Ruth Buzzi
Neil Summers
Michael Huddleston
Anne Kasprik
Eva Hassmann
Sheriff Fox
Ron Carey
Deputy Joe
Fritz Sperberg
Radha Delamarter
Moses Junior
Jonathan Tucker
Paloma von Broadley
Mary Lou
Samantha Waidler
Kevin Barker
Brian Barker
Charlie Barker
Pilar O'Connell
Sarah Waidler
Lauren Myers
Natasha Goslow
Patrick Myers
John David Garfield
Outlaw #2
Tom Eiden
Outlaw #3
Bo Gray (Bo Greigh)
Cowboy #1
Forrie J. Smith
Cowboy #2
Steven G. Tyler
Little bear
William P. Yazzie
Jack Caffrey
Adam Taylor
Geoffrey Martin
Lou Baker
Sommer Betsworth
Corral owner
Jerry Gardner
Telegraph clerk
Jess Hill
Michael McCormick
Elderly woman
Harriet White
Bank clerk
Tom Connor
Santa Claus
J. Michael 'Yak' Oliva
Schoolgirl #1
Aviva Baumann
Schoolgirl #2
Taunee Watson
Outlaw #4
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
Cowboy killer
Massimiliano Ubaldi
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