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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG  |   |  Family, Fantasy  |  18 November 1994 (USA)
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A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
C.F. Cole
Myrna Foy
Alvin Greenman ...
The Doorman
Woman in Christmas Shop
Greg Noonan ...
Cmdr. Coulson


A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Milagro en la calle 34  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,103,959 (UK) (9 December 1994)


£6,604,230 (UK) (20 January 1995)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The name of the department store is C. F. Cole's. In Australia, there is a supermarket chain called Coles, operated by G. J. Coles & Co. The company has been in existence since 1914, and so was a known company from the time of the original Miracle on 34th Street (1947). C & F are four letters down from G & J respectively. See more »


When Santa Claus tells the little girl his name in other countries, he states that in Italy his name is "La Befana", however that is the name of the kind witch that flies around filling stockings on January 6th. His name in Italian is "Babbo Natale". See more »


[first lines]
Grandson: Ask him. Ask him. Look at him, Grandpa. Ask him.
Judge Henry Harper: Uh, I'm sorry. He, uh he thinks you're Santa Claus.
[Kris Kringle and Judge Harper laugh]
Kris Kringle: [quietly to Harper's grandson] I am.
[to Harper]
Kris Kringle: Merry Christmas.
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Referenced in Countdown: Episode #71.108 (2014) See more »


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Performed by Kenny G
Written by Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane
Produced by Kenny G
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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I adore this movie
14 December 2012 | by (Niagara Falls, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watch it every year. I've read negative reviews of Mara Wilson's performance but I think she is charming and smart but not at all obnoxious or know-it-all as others have said. She is acting over maturely as she was raised by her no-nonsense and jaded mother. Her subtle winks and expressions are very apropos to her role and she interacts very well with Mr. Kringle. (Perhaps I like her because she looks like my daughter when she was little.) Regardless, I love the way this story is told and Mara makes it for me. Even though logically she was taught that Santa was not real, as a little girl she was still willing to believe. Take a little joy in believing! I hope you enjoy :)

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