Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town1970
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
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Critic Reviews for Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Rather than a pure retelling, it became a unique modern version amongst other historical folklore. A modern fairytale of sorts.
Two of these, ''Santa Claus is Comin' to Town'' and ''The Year Without a Santa Claus,'' [are] both giddy and delightful.
This origin story for Santa Claus has all the elements that have made their productions perennial favorites every holiday season, including Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney as the kindly narrator and a young Kris Kringle.
This special is more in line with the light-hearted cheeriness one would expect when talking about elves and an immortal toymaker.
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town is your standard non-denominational origin story. A family of elves, fondness for children, deep and abiding love for wooden toys - this is pretty festive stuff.
Audience Reviews for Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
A really wonderful Christmas special from Rankin and Bass. I kind of wish I had these growing up, but I'm glad they are still around today. Fred Astaire plays a mailman that decides to educate us about the origins of Santa Claus. This was done in a very original way, and handled a lot of the traditions in a way I hadn't heard before. In the town of Somber, toys are outlawed. Enter Kris Kringle, a man raised by Elves that love to make toys and have no way of delivering them. We are introduced to some wonderful chaarcters, such as The Winter Warlock and Topper the lost penguin. The songs aren't as memorable as other specials, but the film has so much creativity and charm that I was taken in by it all. Will certainly be promoted to my yearly watchings.
A fantastic film from the minds of Rankin Bass that is very creative and has great plot, characters, comedy, songs, and animation, and one more thing BURGERMEISTER MEISTERBURGER, that is all
A true Christmas classic and a holiday season "must-watch" at my house. I'm not sure how many times I've seen it, but I know the words to EVERY song in it. (ho ho ho)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Quotes
|Burgermeister Meisterburger:||I hate toys! And toys hate me! Either they are going or I am going and I definitely am not going!|
|Burgermeister Meisterburger:||What! What brings you? The milk? The daily paper?|