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The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  23 December 1979 (USA)
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The mysterious owner of a costume shop rents a Santa Claus suit to three very different men: a math teacher trying to get the nerve to propose, a homeless restaurateur trying to hide from ... See full summary »

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Costume Shop Proprietor / Chauffeur / Policeman / Cab Driver / Jeweler / Floor Walker / Choral Director / Santa Claus
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Bob Willis
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Stan Summerville
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Gil Travis
Tara Buckman ...
Polly Primer
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Linda Travis
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Babyskin
Ron Feinberg ...
Bruno Betinger
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Dora Dayton
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Dickie Dayton
Ray Vitte ...
Eddie
Debbie Lytton ...
Melissa
Pat Petersen ...
Lance (as Patrick Petersen)
Danny Wells ...
Chandler
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The mysterious owner of a costume shop rents a Santa Claus suit to three very different men: a math teacher trying to get the nerve to propose, a homeless restaurateur trying to hide from the mob, and a harried political speech writer visiting with his estranged wife and son. Their lives are inexorably changed by their experience of playing Santa Claus. Written by The Pirate King <tpk@blarg.net>

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23 December 1979 (USA)  »

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Weihnachtsmänner haben's schwer  »

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Fred Astaire's last TV performance. See more »


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Once a Year Night
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Peter Matz
Performed by Fred Astaire
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A relaxing Christmas special
23 December 2004 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This film starring Fred Astaire and Gary Burghoff (M*A*S*H) is a great Christmas original. Most new holiday films are less than entertaining, but this film provides a unique, rfreshing story line. The Man in the Santa Claus Suit is one of many movies that I feel help celebrate the season. It provokes thought about what is really important to each of us this holiday season. I am amazed this film has not received better ratings. In this time of Santa movies, I feel that some of the classics provide a more intellectual view helping to define the meaning of Christmas. It may not be a blockbuster, but it is one of my family's staples.


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