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Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's Lower East Side of the early 1900s. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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To cheer up Santa (Durning) during the absence of Mrs. Claus (Lansbury) the elves come in playing "We Need a Little Christmas." This song was first sung by Lansbury during the Broadway musical of Mame. The music for Mame was written by Jerry Herman who wrote the music for "Mrs. Santa Claus." See more »

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A street Santa is seen several times in a red Santa suit. Santa didn't wear a red suit until 1930 when he was used in a Coka Cola advert. See more »

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Man in Santa Suit: [as boy drops money in a donation bucket] Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas. Thank you, young man.
Mrs. Santa Claus: [taps him on the shoulder] It's a very worthy cause dear but, uh, the boots are not quite right.
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Featured in Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) See more »

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Dear Mrs. Claus
Music and Lyric by Jerry Herman
Performed by Charles Durning
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New Holiday TV Classic
31 July 2000 | by (Vienna, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

I, like so many people, never knew for the longest time that Angela Lansbury could do anymore than show up at dinner parties where people would soon be killed. But this delightful Christmas flick, scored by Jerry Herman, who wrote music for two of Lansbury's Tony-winning roles, has everything a terrific holiday classic needs. First of all, Lansbury's portrayal of the bored Mrs. Claus reeks of charm as we see the type of woman we all wish was our grandmother. There is never a dull moment with her on the screen, and her renditions of the very catchy songs Herman so vividly wrote are superb! The rest of the cast is likewise wonderful, complimenting the "Almost Young" La Lansbury's every move. Of course, they never get a scene on her, but they add a nice background for a presence like herself. The only disappointment is the waste of Charles Durning's talents as Santa Claus. He appears very bland as the allegedly Jolly Old Saint Nick and seems to make Santa depressing. But, luckily, this movie is about his wife and he has maybe 10 minutes total of film time. If you like Christmas and you like musicals, you will adore and treasure this movie for years to come.


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