After a derelict Santa Claus is fired on Christmas Eve, he finds a mysterious bag that gives out presents. With this bag he sets out to fulfill his one wish - to see the less fortunate inherit the bounties of Christmas.
Henry Corwin is a down and outer who is normally unemployed and who definitely drinks too much. Every year however, he works as a department store Santa Claus. This year however, he's spent just a little too much time in the bar and is quite drunk by the time he shows up for work. He's fired of course and deeply regrets what he's done. In fact, Henry has a big heart and worries not only about the children he's disappointed at the store but about all of those children who will not get what they've asked for Christmas. When he comes across a large bag of gifts, everything changes for the kids and for himself as well. Written by
No one will ever read this review except to glance at the rating and click 'no' to 'useful' as I'm in the heretic position of not liking a mawkish and silly wino-Santa tale. Henry Corwin (Art Carney) is a melancholy department store Santa who wants Christmas to be about the finer attributes of humanity. He finds a magic bag -and you can probably guess the rest. Very little happens and there are no characters to get the viewer feeling the slightest bit involved. Corvin would do well to look further and deeper than the bottom of a bottle to help the needy.
Don't watch this on Christmas Eve, watch 'The Changing Of The Guard' from series three. That was a deeply moving episode with a message.
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