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The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (1933)

Christmas Eve. A poor orphan boy trudges through the snow, pathetically. He finally arrives at his miserable cabin. While he is crying, Santa arrives and, singing the title song, offers to ... See full summary »

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Christmas Eve. A poor orphan boy trudges through the snow, pathetically. He finally arrives at his miserable cabin. While he is crying, Santa arrives and, singing the title song, offers to take the boy to his workshop. They arrive, and the toys go wild (in the full version, they sing the title song, but this has been censored in some versions due to outdated stereotypes). He plays with a few toys. A candle falls off the tree and starts a fire. The toys try in vain to fight the fire; the boy hooks up a hose to a set of bagpipes and takes care of it. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Get Happy
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Played by studio orchestra during the opening credits
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30 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. Some people only review one film. When it just one review you cant trust them no matter what their opinion may be. I have reviewed over 200 Holiday films. i have no agenda .

The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives is a Christmas-themed Merrie Melodies cartoon short, originally released in 1933. It makes use of a Great Depression setting of Christmas where Santa Claus is seeking shelter. The short takes place at a shantytown; hence the name "The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives".

Shot in black and white which adds to the tone of the overall animated short. Should be seen by everyone.


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