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The Story of Santa Claus (1996)

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Edward Asner and Betty White were on the TV show The Mary Tyler Moore Show together. See more »

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Aurora: According to my calculations this wish is physically, logistically and geographically impossible!
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Better-than-average Christmas special
6 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a few steps above your average holiday special, and CBS has been running it seasonally for several years. The voices (Ed Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry) are all terrific, and special note should be paid to Toby Bluth's wonderful direction. Its charm recalls the classic holiday specials ("Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer", "Frosty the Snowman", etc.), and the story is entertaining for adults and children alike. Songs are catchy and well-done without being maudlin, and the Busby Berkely-like musical numbers are fun to see. Watch it this year and prepare to shed a tear or two.


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