Ziggy's Gift (1982)

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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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David Arias ...
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Perry Botkin Jr. ...
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Katrina Fried ...
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Natasha Tabori Fried ...
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John Gibbons ...
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Tony Giorgio ...
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Jack Hanrahan ...
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Linda Harmon ...
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Tom McGreevey ...
Anna Ostelson ...
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Latoya Prescod ...
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Gloria Grace Prosper ...
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Andy Raus ...
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Terry Stillwell-Harriton ...
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Lena Tabori ...
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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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Give, Love, Joy
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Holiday Fun and Ziggy Humor
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Such a nice film. Great for any age. The storyline is typical Ziggy. The guy always wants to do good for people, and he has the same life troubles as the rest of us. The perfect icon of everything that is every person. Ziggy's Gift is the perfect date movie, especially in early courtship with someone. The holiday theme only adds to the heartfelt sentiments that are soooo Ziggy. It's a great film for the whole family to watch too. I can see grandparents and kids as young as 3 or 4 watching this together. Ziggy is great and Mr. Wilson deserves a lot of credit for taking the chance to extend him beyond the print pages. He created a classic flick to be enjoyed every holiday season.


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