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Waiting for Santa (1990)

It's Christmas Eve and Santa's given Batney and his friends a special job- to take Derek (the new kid in the neighborhood) to see if Santa knows his Address. After arriving in Barney's ... See full summary »

Director:

Dwin Towell

Writer:

Frank H. Olsen (as Frank Olsen)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jeanne Cairns Jeanne Cairns ... Mrs. Claus
Rickey Carter Rickey Carter ... Derek
Brian Eppes Brian Eppes ... Michael
Leah Gloria Leah Gloria ... Luci
Henry Hammack Henry Hammack ... Santa Claus
Alexander Jhin Alexander Jhin ... Adam
Nome Nome
Becky Swonke Becky Swonke ... Amy
David Voss David Voss ... Barney
Bob West Bob West ... Barney / The Snowman (voice)
Jessica Zucha Jessica Zucha ... Tina
Grouchie Grouchie ... Buster the Dog
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Storyline

It's Christmas Eve and Santa's given Batney and his friends a special job- to take Derek (the new kid in the neighborhood) to see if Santa knows his Address. After arriving in Barney's special sleigh, the kids frolic on the ice, pretend to be elves in Santa's workshop and learn from Mrs. Claus that "doing things for others is what Christmas is all about"

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barney & The Backyard Gang: Waiting for Santa See more »

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Lyons Group See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first of 3 Christmas themed Barney episodes the other 2 would be Barney's Christmas Star and Barney's Night Before Christmas. See more »

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Followed by Barney Goes to School (1990) See more »

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An absolute masterpiece
7 June 2019 | by gregoryrorke-54328See all my reviews

'Waiting for Santa' is arguably one of the greatest children's specials ever made. Teaches kids an important lesson on giving and helping others out. There are no words to describe just how intrigued my 3 year old son is after watching this for the first time.


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