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Rating: 7 stars


rankin bass xmas Christmas Santa childhood movie

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Seen on: 12/25/2018, 12/09/2016, 12/16/2014 (rewatch)

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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)

Directed by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.

Holiday | Family | Animation

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A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock’s heart and deliver his toys.

Rated G | Length 48 minutes


Mickey Rooney | Keenan Wynn | Harvey Korman | Paul Frees | Fred Astaire | Billie Mae Richards | Robie Lester

Viewing Notes

Winter Warlock!!

Another top Rankin & Bass for me. Probably seen this one the second most after Christmas with No Santa. I dig the origin story here (and how Mr & Mrs meet; feels more mature than its intended audience).


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