Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.

What do you get when you mix a Christmas classic song, Fred Astaire, great writing, great music and loveable characters? Why you get Bass/Renker's other smash hit original Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Told and sung by Fred Astaire, this is the orgins story of Kris Kringle aka Santa Claus. Kris is a good kid raised by a good family and wants the people of his town to be happy. But when he starts giving people gifts the evil leader of the town wants him arrested. So Kris grows a beard, dons a suit and does it in the middle of the night when nobody knows. Eventually the evil leader catches on but by then Kris is off to the North Pole with his wife and reindeer. But every year at Christmas this man comes and gives people toys.

Its a great movie and probably my favorite orgins story cartoon besides Frosty the Snowman. Although not as wildly popular as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town stands as one of the best Christmastime movies to see every year. So if its Christmas then you owe it to yourself to see this one.


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