Disgusted that he's been moved from the hardware department to duties as a department store Santa Claus and angry that his wife wants to go to work and earn money, young father Joe Peters ... See full summary »

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Maria Peters
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Joe Peters
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Uncle Willy
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Mr. Grimes
Jeri Lou James ...
Emma Peters (as Jeri James)
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Disgusted that he's been moved from the hardware department to duties as a department store Santa Claus and angry that his wife wants to go to work and earn money, young father Joe Peters deserts his family. While in his Santa role, Joe chances to meet his daughter and discovers what she really wants for Christmas. Written by David Bassler

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20 December 1951 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Peter Brocco's TV debut. See more »

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Joe Peters: What I mean is, I'm not the Santa Claus type.
Mr. Grimes: With whiskers, one Santa Claus is pretty much like another.
Joe Peters: Oh oh oh, sure, but-but wouldn't someone older be better for you, someone like, well, Uncle Billy? Yeah - that's your man for you!
Mr. Grimes: It is the view of the front office that you are more expendible than Uncle Willy.
Joe Peters: Expendible?
Mr. Grimes: A janitor's work is never finished, Mr. Peters, whereas the hardware department is scarcely the mecca of Christmas shoppers.
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The Male Ego Gets a Huge Reality Check
13 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While preparing for his new position as a department store Santa Claus, Joe (Ray Montgomery) recalls his troubled marriage to Maria (Maria Palmer) and their eventual separation. As Christmas Day approaches, Joe and Maria's young daughter (Jeri James) unexpectedly appears in the toy department to give Santa her special Christmas wish.

This 30 minute Christmas Short is available to stream on Amazon but I would not bother to watch. It is not very moving. There is no magic to it. The cast is fine but the material fails them. I think the overall story might had been better served if the special had be an hour long. The short length makes the ending to jarring.


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