Woody Woodpecker goes on a ski vacation at the Swiss Chard Lodge where Wally Walrus is the proprietor.

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Woody Woodpecker (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
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Planning a vacation, Woody reads in the newspaper about Swiss Chard Lodge which promises lots of good food (which, as Woody says, is his "favorite dish"). He heads over to said lodge but, upon arriving, is told by owner Wally Walrus that he must make reservations ahead of time... which he has not. Wally throws the pest out but Woody is able to re-enter the premises disguised as none other than Santa Claus. He robs Wally of his food but, once alone with his sack, discovers quite a surprise inside. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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13 November 1944 (USA)  »

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The Snow Bird  »

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Trivia

Erroneously believed to be in the Public Domain by a few video distributors in the 1980s, because of its alternate title "Woody Plays Santa Claus". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Woody Woodpecker: [reading] "Enjoy winter sports at Swiss Chard..." Lodgey. "Sunstroke Valley, Idaho. Excellent food." Oh, boy! Food! That's my favorite dish.
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Edited into Woody Woodpecker and His Friends (1982) See more »

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The Sleigh
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Sung by Woody Woodpecker
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He Admits What He Is
8 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woody's looking for a vacation and the brochure advertising "Winter Sports at Swiss Chard Lodge in Sunstroke Valley, Idaho," looks good to him.

I like to hear Hans Conreid do his Norwegian accent with the walrus character, "Wally Walrus."

I also liked how the train got rid of all the snow on it; the corny sign at the lodge; Woody's Russian song and his honesty when asked "Aren't you a little impulsive?"

"No," replies, "I am REpulsive."

He got that right.


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