Ziggy gets a job to be a street Santa on Christmas Eve from a crooked boss, but the magic of the season allows the lovable loser to do more good than anyone expects.

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Perry Botkin Jr. ...
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Ziggy, of Tom Wilson's comic strip, has a Christmas adventure in this Emmy-winning special. When he becomes a streetside Santa for charity, Ziggy doesn't realize the donations are really lining the boss's pockets. Written by Anonymous

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Today's most popular "Hapless Hero" teaches the true magic of giving!


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The movie consists of more than 30,000 drawings which were done directly onto cels, not photocopied like most other animated films. See more »

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Give, Love, Joy
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A True Classic!!!
6 February 2003 | by (Philadelphia, Pa.) – See all my reviews

This is a classic Christmas cartoon that deserves to be watched every year. Why it's not shown anymore is beyond me, but I bought this on video YEARS ago. It's a typical feel good story, like Charlie Brown or The Grinch... but it's simpler. Ziggy wants to help others during the holiday season. He takes a job ringing a bell, dressed like Santa and collect for the poor. But the man who hired him is running a scam and keeping the money. There's also a thief, who's after Ziggy and his money. And a cop... who's after the phony Santas. But more than the money, the thief wants the kettle, for it seems to have magical powers. The thief reaches in for something for himself and finds the kettle empty. Ziggy uses it to help others. It will make you feel great and want to watch it every year!


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