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Benji's Very Own Christmas Story (1978)

Unrated | | Family, Short | TV Short 7 December 1978
While on a publicity tour in Switzerland, Benji, Cindy Smith, and Patsy Garrett convince Kris Kringle that his place on Christmas Eve is delivering presents to all "his" families all over the world.

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While on a publicity tour in Switzerland, Benji, Cindy Smith, and Patsy Garrett convince Kris Kringle that his place on Christmas Eve is delivering presents to all "his" families all over the world.

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Cynthia Smith: Where's Rudolph?
Key Elf: Rudolph? I'm afraid he's in the shop getting his batteries recharged. But Dasher is another problem altogether.
Kris Kringle: Out again?
[sees him up on the roof]
Kris Kringle: Well, bring Cupid out and let Comet nuzzle her, that Dasher is a very jealous fellow.
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Followed by Benji: Off the Leash! (2004) See more »

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Seems this is extremely underrated here.
18 December 2004 | by (Georgia USA) – See all my reviews

I just watched this for the first time in more years than I could recall. Could I have missed it when it originally aired in 78? I'm not sure but nothing looked familiar.

I decided to look this up and see what other people thought but I think IMDb.com users have gotten it all wrong. If you're not a Benji and/or extreme nostalgia fan (both of which I very much am) than steer clear. But if you are then check this out. It didn't get nom'd for an Emmy for nothing. It's very entertaining.

Santa is the star of the show. The story does a great job of establishing his different appearances all over the world. This is what I found most interesting. Moody, as Santa, also does an okay Oliver!-style musical number.

Sure, the makeup is extremely cheesy, Benji gets precious little to do, the girl from the Benji flicks is a little annoying (what else is new :D), but calling this bottom of the barrel is completely unfair and out of line. Don't believe it! I pulled this out of the bargain bin for about $6. Worth every penny. I also have the first 2 Benji flicks (I love those, especially the top notch original). Those first couple of Benji dogs were great little actors. He's just a set piece in this but still provides some Christmas warmth.


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