Santa Claus (1959)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
Watch it now
as Santa Claus
News & Interviews for Santa Claus
Critic Reviews for Santa Claus
I couldn't help feeling as I watched it that it must have a strong cult following somewhere simply because it's so...strange.
Audience Reviews for Santa Claus
This movie is incredibly bad, I really do not recommend watching this one. The story is silly, I mean Santa lives in space and the devil is trying to stop him from bringing toys to kids by making them behave bad? That's crazy.
On the surface, a cute kids' Christmas film from Mexico. But this has many religious overtones. The Devil whispers in childrens' ears to do bad things; Santa is watching through a telescope from his cloud-castle in the sky and makes note of which kids are good or bad. This is portrayed in an authoritative manner, as if the gospel truth; it ends up feeling creepy and exploitative. The production values are cut-rate, adding to the cheese-factor. It's truly laughable and fits into the so-bad-it-becomes-good-category.
This was really weird with having the devil in a movie about Santa Claus and also that Santa doesn't live at the North Pole, but a weird cloud floating in space...
Discuss Santa Claus on our Movie forum!