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Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
★★★★☆
Run Time: 48m
Released: 1970
Reviewed: 24 Dec 2015
Viewed: 282 ¦  Comments
Category: Reviews, Animated, Family, Fantasy, Holiday
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
  

Year: 1970
Directed By: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Starring: , , , , , , , , ,

The Mailman decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who was left on the doorstep of the Kringle family (toymakers). When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Burgermeister (Herr Meisterburger) is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, there’s an evil wizard named Winter who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt Winter’s heart (as well as the comely schoolteacher’s) and deliver his toys.

With little tin horns and little toy drums, Rooty toot toots and rummy tum tums, Santa Claus is coming to town! Of course, this is one of the Christmas time, stop-motion, favorites. The fictional story of how Santa Claus came to be.

The DVD actually has two scenes that are usually cut during TV viewings.

  • Burgermeister’s troops burning the children’s presents was deemed too traumatic for young children, and
  • My world is beginning today. A musical number that is, in all honesty, rather boring and doesn’t fit with the rest fo the story.

I love it, your kids will love it!

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