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Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  8 December 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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After arriving In New York City, Mrs. Claus' sleigh and reindeer are berthed-stored in a city barn (which is the Universal Studios' back-lot Western barn). Stephen Katz, the cinema photographer, asked Braden, the Production Designer, to "open" up the interior barn with windows, which allowed a justification for "more interior lighting" of the dark wooden finished barn stalls, and assisting lighting the "faun-brown" reindeer herd of extras! Doug Vlaming, construction boss and "his hammer-tones" reconstructed the barn's wall siding, adding six barn window-wing-outs to each barn side, providing the interior with sunlight filling the stalls, thus enabling the additional interior lighting effects Stephan Katz required for filming. This additional budget expense had not been approved by the Halmi-Hallmark Producing team, but was overlooked after dailies were reviewed. See more »

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Mrs. Santa Claus: [takes Nora aside] I have to go now, sweetheart.
Nora Kilkenny: All right, I'll see you tomorrow.
Mrs. Santa Claus: Actually, I'm going back home.
Nora Kilkenny: But you can't go! Not yet!
Mrs. Santa Claus: Someone back home really needs me. Now, don't worry, I haven't forgotten. I still have presents for you and the other kids.
Nora Kilkenny: Will I ever see you again?
Mrs. Santa Claus: Oh, I hope so. In the meantime, when you look up at the evening sky, and you see a star. You'll know who I'm thinking of.
[hugs Nora goodbye]
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Cute,Enjoyable,& even Tactful to different faiths.
3 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Angela Lansbury does another good lead role in a TV film as she does any film.Mrs. Clause is not being paid attention to by her husband Santa at The North Pole and so she decides to take a trip of her own as a good cause for Christmas and for shortly before Christmas comes.Yes as My Mom,Mary E.(Garvey)Baer & I do agree it's very cute & even interesting as to how Mrs.Clause influences all of the people upon arrival & even before she does how all of the people are dancing & singing in the streets & including the Jewish People outside of their Synagogue & how she inspires them as well.Also in doing so it shows how even though faiths are different people are still all the same inside. It's also a very good follow up of the time in history in which it's placed in US History as well as in the streets of Brooklyn in 1910. Including how Mrs. Lowenstein had said "I must say I enjoy the festivities even more than I should." Then in addition to this how one women on Avenue A is demonstrating how woman aren't allowed to vote & of which is why even though she's Jewish she had proposed a Christmas toast because admittedly she has the biggest mouth on Avenue A & it makes her cause good for a number of good things as well.It was on Dec.25,1999 that I worked on my first Christmas ever & it was @ a Movie Theater & I had even enjoyed working on it even more than I had anticipated that I would.

Truthfully, Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a. "Ste".


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