Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

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  • TV-G
  • 1970
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (17,378)

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is a beloved holiday special that has been entertaining families for generations. It tells the origin story of Santa Claus and how he came to be the beloved gift-giving icon that we all know and love. The special begins with Fred Astaire as the narrator, introducing us to the story of how Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney) first became Santa Claus. We see Sunnytown, a gloomy city run by the heartless Burgermeister Meisterburger (Keenan Wynn) who has outlawed all toys. However, Kris Kringle, a young orphan, with a heart full of goodness, is determined to spread cheer and happiness by giving the children of the city toys. With the help of his friends, Topper (Paul Frees) and Jessica (Robie Lester), Kris sets out to change the hearts of the town's inhabitants and bring joy to Sunnytown.

As Kris delivers toys to the children of Sunnytown, the Burgermeister, who despises all things joyful, becomes determined to capture him and put an end to the toy-delivering tradition. Through a series of adventurous events, Kris and his friends manage to escape and seek refuge in the enchanted North Pole.

In the North Pole, Kris meets the mystical animals who agree to help him make toys for the children of the world. With the help of these magical creatures, Santa Claus is born, and he sets out to deliver presents to children all over the world. However, Kris faces many obstacles and challenges, including the wicked Winter Warlock (Paul Frees), but he never gives up on his mission to spread joy and happiness throughout the land.

Throughout the special, we learn many valuable lessons about values such as perseverance and kindness. We see how Kris Kringle's selflessness and charitable nature motivate others to help him, and how his mission to spread joy and kindness rewards him with the enduring love of people around the world.

The show also features catchy and memorable songs that have become classics, including "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "My World is Beginning Today," and "Put One Foot in Front of the Other." These timeless songs have been covered by many artists over the years.

In addition to its captivating story and catchy music, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town stands out for its animation. The special uses a traditional stop-motion animation style, which was popularized by other holiday specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Year Without a Santa Claus. The stop-motion animation gives the show a unique look of its own, making it an instant classic.

Overall, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is a heartwarming holiday tradition that continues to entertain and captivate audiences of all ages. With its endearing story, memorable songs, and stunning animation, this special promises to put a smile on the faces of viewers young and old.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (1 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1970.

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1. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
January 1, 1970
From Kringle to Claus! Do you remember when...the Burgermeister Meisterburger outlawed toys in Sombertown? A wooden train melted the Winter Warlock's icy heart? And Kris Kringle became Santa Claus? From stockings and chimneys to Santa's long beard, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town tells the story of how our favorite Christmas traditions came to be.
Where to Watch Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is available for streaming on the Classic Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town on demand at Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1970
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (17,378)