The Halloween That Almost Wasn't is a 1979 holiday television film. This television film aired regularly on the Disney Channel during its Halloween season from 1983 to 1996. It revolves around Dracula (Judd Hirsch) trying to save Halloween from the Witch (Mariette Hartley) who threatens it. It won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement – Children's Program" and was nominated for three others. On VHS releases, it was retitled The Night Dracula Saved the World.
The special, which premiered on ABC on October 28, 1979, was shot at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York.