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Benji's Very Own Christmas Story, originally released in 1978, is the third film featuring one of the America's most popular canine superstars. It was originally a prime-time TV special and was nominated for an Emmy Award. In this charming tale, Benji and the actors from the films are on a promotional tour in a very Christmassy village in Switzerland that will remind viewers of all ages of the fabled North Pole. There, they are asked to be grand marshals of the village's Christmas parade. Benji and the actors meet Kris Kringle, who looks a lot like the man many would say is Santa Claus.

Kris Kringle is the one in charge of the parade's organization but claims to have recently suffered a broken leg. Due to his accident, Kringle says that his overworked "elves" will be making his "rounds" in his stead. Benji and the actors have the opportunity to tour his workshop, meet his workers, reindeer, and learn all about the many legends of Kris Kringle himself. They eventually manage to remind him of the true spirit and meaning of Christmas. The special ends with Kringle performing a song about the wonders of Saint Nicholas all over the world.

Benji's Very Own Christmas Story is a Joe Camp production starring Benji/Benjean as "Benji", Patsy Garrett, Cynthia Smith, and Best Actor Oscar nominee, Ron Moody. In addition to being a fun holiday treat for viewers of all ages, the film also serves as a rather educational picture about the mythology and traditions of Santa Claus that exist all over the world. The sweet, simple film reminds viewers that Santa Claus is indeed a "multiplicity," and is simply how people of various cultures perceive him. He has many homes, goes by many names, and lives in the hearts of everyone who believes. The video version of the film also included the documentary, The Phenomenon of Benji.

Benji's Very Own Christmas Story is an TV Movie, Kids & Family movie that was released in 1983 and has a run time of 25 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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| 1983 | 25 min | 5.2/10
Ron Moody, Patsy Garrett, Cynthia Smith, Benjean
Joe Camp
Produced By
Ben Vaughn

Also starring Patsy Garrett