The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

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"A more wonderful...more magical...more musical entertainment than this - there just isn't!"
  • G
  • 1966
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 3.5  (917)

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't is a charming Christmas movie from 1966 that follows the story of Santa Claus and his efforts to save Christmas from being cancelled by the dastardly Phineas T. Prune, played by Rossano Brazzi.
The movie begins with Santa Claus, played by Paul Tripp, in his workshop preparing for Christmas when he receives a letter from Prune demanding that Santa pay rent on his workshop, or else Christmas will be cancelled. Unfortunately, Santa is unable to pay the rent, leading to a chain of events that threaten to ruin Christmas for everyone.
To make matters worse, Prune has a son, a spoiled brat named Rolf, who delights in causing trouble for Santa and his friends. Despite these obstacles, Santa refuses to give up and sets off on a quest to raise the money needed to save Christmas.
Assisting Santa on his adventure is the lovely Marta, played by Lydia Brazzi, who provides both comedic relief and heartwarming moments throughout the film. Together, Santa and Marta travel to exotic locations, perform various odd jobs, and meet a colorful cast of characters in their quest to save Christmas.
Among the people they meet is a man with a pet seal who performs in a circus, a group of friendly children, and a dance troupe of beautiful women who agree to put on a show to raise money for Santa.
As the deadline for payment draws nearer, the tension mounts, and it seems that all their efforts may be for naught. However, the group perseveres, and in a heartwarming finale, they are able to save Christmas just in time.
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't is a delightful film that combines humor, sentimentality, and festive spirit to create a memorable experience for viewers of all ages. The film's colorful settings, catchy songs, and endearing characters make it an enjoyable watch, while its underlying themes of perseverance, friendship, and generosity make it a timeless classic. It is a film that encapsulates the true meaning of Christmas and reminds us all of the importance of never giving up on hope and joy.

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't is a 1966 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.5.

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
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    1 hr 34 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    3.5  (917)