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Director:
Writer:
Mark Saltzman (written by)
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Release Date:
8 December 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderful for Jerry Herman and Angela Landsbury fans. See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Terry Hughes 
 
Writing credits
Mark Saltzman (written by)

Produced by
Mark A. Burley .... supervising producer
Eric Ellenbogen .... co-producer
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... producer
Priscilla Morgan .... associate producer
David Shaw .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Herman 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen M. Katz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stan Cole 
 
Casting by
Allison Cowitt 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Hub Braden 
 
Art Direction by
Mary Dodson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
 
Costume Design by
Bob Mackie 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... key makeup artist
Renate Leuschner .... wigs: Ms. Lansbury's
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist (as Lola 'Skip' McNalley)
Gloria Montemayor .... key hair stylist
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
Dorothy Andre .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bridget Bergman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jeff Cox .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Iris V. Gillispie .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Cass Coty .... production supervisor
Dee D'Orazio .... post-production supervisor
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director (as Algric Chaplin)
Kevin Corcoran .... first assistant director
Martha L. Mericka .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Roger Apperson .... construction coordinator
Ellen Freund .... property master
Craig Gadsby .... leadman
Tony Guastella .... leadman
Leslie Lawson .... paint foreperson
Tedi Tate .... assistant property master
Doug Vlaming .... construction foreman
Tom Jung .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Steve Purdy .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Rich Romig .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Ardman .... re-recording mixer
Brian Bidder .... sound mixer
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer (as Bob Harman)
Michael A. Patillo .... sound playback (as Michael Patillo)
J.R. Westen .... re-recording mixer
Glenn Young .... boom operator
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (uncredited)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Dennis Sager .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Reedy .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Stephanie Powell .... visual effects supervisor
Lon Tinney .... visual effects producer
Matt Haslam .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chere Rae .... stunt double: Ms. Lansbury's
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... gaffer
Steve Barnes .... camera operator (as Steven Barnes)
Matthew Devitt .... best boy grip
Bill Finger .... first assistant cameraman (as William Finger)
Michael Goldman .... best boy grip
Dennis Grow .... rigging gaffer
Bill Layton .... camera operator
Richard A. Ludt .... grip
Randall Marcus .... still photographer
Robin Melhuish .... first assistant cameraman
Andrew Smith .... best boy electric
Michael Starkey .... rigging grip
R. Michael Stringer .... grip (uncredited)
Keith Talley .... key grip (as Keith A. Talley)
Michael Bratkowski .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... grip (uncredited)
Steve Cooke .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Starkey .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Maliz van Ooyen .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rachel Davies .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Fleming .... costumer: Ms. Lansbury's
James Gadd .... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Tomczeszyn .... assistant costume designer
Eilish Zebrasky .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Viv Kim .... negative cutting
Mary Pritchard .... assistant editor
Yelena Lanskaya .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Larry Blank .... music supervisor
Larry Blank .... orchestrator
Alice Borden .... audition vocalist
Dennis Dreith .... additional orchestrator
Patti Fidelibus .... music copyist (as Pat Fidelibus)
Sooky Fidelibus .... music copyist
Mark Green .... music editor
Jerry Herman .... lyricist
Jerry Herman .... musical supervisor
Steve Lively .... vocal contractor
Don Pippin .... conductor
Don Pippin .... music producer
John Richards .... music mixer
John Richards .... music recordist
Jeff Shannon .... assistant scoring engineer
Joe Soldo .... orchestra contractor
Joe Soldo .... orchestra manager
Rick Winquest .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Bobby Jo Cawley .... transportation coordinator
James D. D'Amico .... transportation coordinator (as James D'Amico)
Bruce Callahan .... driver (uncredited)
Mel Langford .... production driver (uncredited)
Lowell D. Smith .... driver: cast trailer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stefan Dessalines .... key production assistant
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott-Griffin)
David Krane .... dance arranger
Asaf Landau .... key production assistant
Jack Lilley .... boss wrangler
Rob Marshall .... choreography
Billy Martin .... key production assistant
Barney McNulty .... cue cards
Sarah Miles .... assistant choreographer
Dorothy Morey .... assistant: David Shaw
Gayle Phelps .... trainer
Juanita Presley .... production associate
Lynnet Price .... production coordinator (as Lynnet Marie Price)
Rod Ripley .... key production assistant
Todd Schroeder .... voice coach: Ms. Lansbury's
Chip Touhey .... key production assistant (as John 'Chip' Touhey)
Pamela Varney .... assistant: Mr. Burley
Katherine Wallace .... executive assistant: Ms. Lansbury
Elise Ganz .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Matthew Howard .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Mike Montesano .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Robert Penrose .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Michael Picarella .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Plant .... craft service (uncredited)
Maurice Schwartzman .... lead dancer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Portugal:M/6 | UK:U (video rating) (2010) | USA:G

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Trivia:
Establishing the 1910-1912 era was a major decision for the costuming, because Terry Hughes had also suggested the 1919-1920's to establish the period musical. The '20's meant the Flapper period in costuming. Bob Mackie determined the "teens" was a better period "skirt look" than the '20's shorter hem line which would effect Angela's appearance, hair and wardrobe. Bob Mackie's Christmas green and red costume color palette dramatically determined the set's color range. Production Designer Hub Braden was confronted with the Universal Studios New York back-lot exteriors' color condition. The previous film company using the NY Street had painted all the exteriors in fresh coats of "city slicker contemporary" whites, grays, bright paint colors. New York City research for 1910 established "a look for" the NY City streets' building facades awash with a coal dust dirty patina. Specific building facades-exteriors chosen were repainted with variations of warm values either in muted rose or mistletoe green shades, alternating with beige and the color of "reindeer tan" shades. Iron fire-escapes added to the exterior buildings for cast members to be elevated above the street level for the production value in the musical street choreographed marches and dancing patterns. Establishing a conglomeration of Irish, Italian and Jewish neighborhood celebrating the holiday spirit, strings of bare bulbs were strung across the streets. With period Street Lamps, to justify a source light for all the night filming. 1910 dictated horse drawn wagons, carts, carriages instead of vintage motorized vehicles. The December snow required more selected areas for set dressing effects, which included watered down streets from melting snow... allowing planes of water pools reflecting for camera angles. Rehearsing the group marchers for the women's suffrage liberation issues were scheduled for morning activities, with summer morning temperatures near mid-90 to 100 degrees. Progressive filming of the street sequences required much patience for both cast, crowd and dance extras, animals, crew, and production personnel. Scheduling the day and night street filming became a critical lighting factor because of temperature, the sun and shadow path angles reflected for the point of view shooting direction for the multiple - main camera, for second and third camera positions.See more »
Quotes:
Marcello Damaroco:The police's man ball is tonight, and I was wondering if... you were going to be there.
Sadie Lowenstein:I'm more fonder of marching than I am of parties.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful for Jerry Herman and Angela Landsbury fans., 29 April 2004
Author: seth-55 from Austin, Texas

I loved this TV musical because it keeps the talents of Broadway present in the larger TV audience. I love anything Angela Landsbury does. I especially love that Jerry Herman rebounded from illness to then write the songs for this show starring his friend Angela. "Almost Young" is charming and hopeful and stands out for me among the great music of Jerry Herman. I am a huge fan of his work and so very grateful that he is hanging in there. If he ever tells his story, it would be an inspiring work. I can't find the CD for Mrs. Santa Claus, though I have tried to order it. I would love to buy the CD again since the first one I bought for my mother has literally worn out. She sang along with it every day for the last several years during her swims to deal with arthritis. We like these tunes even in the summer. We share a bond through musicals and especially shows like Hello Dolly and Mame. I add Mrs. Santa Claus to that list for us.

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