Watch Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
- 1 Season
This animated Christmas special from Rankin/Bass Productions tells the origin story of Santa Claus and was inspired by the 1934 hit song by Eddie Cantor. Rather than basing its plot on folk traditions, the special creates its own Santa Claus narrative, including an insurgent Santa who sets out to save Christmas from the oppressive manipulations of the Burgermeister of Sombertown. The special originally aired in 1970 on the ABC broadcast network and currently airs annually on the Freeform cable network.