Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (TV Movie 1970) Poster


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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (TV Movie)
Frosty the Snowman (1969) (TV Short)

Followed by 

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) (TV Movie)
Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976) (TV Short)
Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) (TV Movie)
Frosty Returns (1992) (TV Short)
A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008) (TV Movie)

Edited into 

Saturday Night Live: Hugh Jackman/Mick Jagger (2001) (TV Episode)
clip shown on Jarret's room


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (TV Movie)
When the reindeer take off and the children start to rattle off their names, one child says "...and don't forget," referring to Rudolph. The narrator says "that's another story," referring to the Rankin-Bass special based on the character.

Referenced in 

The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes (1972) (TV Movie)
The Miss Jessica puppet appears several times during crowd scenes.
South Park: Red Sleigh Down (2002) (TV Episode)
Two of the charachers from the TV special appear in this episode.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #15.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas - A Story of Joyful Giving! (2009) (Video)
Larry says that reindeer can fly from eating magic corn.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.47 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Put One Foot in Front of the Other" from the Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town soundtrack is played during the intro.
Breaking Bad: Fifty-One (2012) (TV Episode)
Hank refers to the German Madrigal exec as "Burgermeister Meisterburger".
Frankenweenie (2012)
Burgermeister Meisterburger from the old Christmas special.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.60 (2012) (TV Episode)
Quentin Tarantino says he watched the special every year when he was young
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.53 (2013) (TV Episode)
a trailer for a fake Christmas special identifies Jessica from the show as Mrs. Santa Claus
Toy Hunter: The Duke of Toys (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jordan.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Here Comes Peter Cottontail (2015) (TV Episode)
Hewy discusses on the Christmas specials Rankin Bass has done
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Magical Trailer Reactions (2019) (TV Episode)
Mat makes comparisons between this special and Klaus.
Pet Robots
Character named "Meisterburger"

Featured in 

Home Improvement: The Wood, the Bad and the Hungry (1996) (TV Episode)
Tim watches this
Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Santa Clauses (2013) (TV Episode)
Kris takes #12
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Christmas Villains and Doubters (2014) (TV Episode)
Burgermeister Meisterburger is #7. Winter Warlock gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Christmas Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is #7.
The IMDb Show: Take 5 With Sydney Sweeney (2019) (TV Episode)
extract of the film

Spoofed in 

Home Improvement: The Wood, the Bad and the Hungry (1996) (TV Episode)
After falling asleep watching this special, Tim dreams the family is wood in an inspired stop-motion sequence
South Park: Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics (1999) (TV Episode)
The Mailman is a parody of Special Delivery Kluger
Christmas in South Park (2000) (Video)
The Simpsons: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (2003) (TV Episode)
The Simpsons watch a TV special that spoofs this classic special.
Santa's Slay (2005)
the story about Santa is done in the same way
SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas! (2012) (TV Episode)
The opening with the mail truck.

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