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Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen (1951)

 |  Short, Family, Fantasy  |  1951 (USA)
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One of Santa Claus's "brownies" (elves) introduces the story of the Fairy Snow Queen, who plays a trick on Santa Claus by bringing all the toys to life just before Santa is due to deliver ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Rochelle Stanton ...
Edmund Penney ...
Margo Von Leu ...
Fairy Snow Queen (as Margot von Leu)
Jenny Neal ...
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Don Oreck ...
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One of Santa Claus's "brownies" (elves) introduces the story of the Fairy Snow Queen, who plays a trick on Santa Claus by bringing all the toys to life just before Santa is due to deliver them to children around the world. She shows Santa what she's done and the toys demonstrate their abilities. The toys are distraught when Santa says they must be turned back into inanimate objects in time for Christmas, but the Fairy Snow Queen comes up with a plan to make everyone happy. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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The Nutcracker
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by uncredited offscreen orchestra over the opening credits and several other scenes
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Hilariously bad
20 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is, without a doubt, one of the worst short films ever made with a Christmas theme. The story revolves around a beautiful Fairy Snow Queen who brings some of Santa's toys to life as a practical joke because -- wait for it! --Santa fell asleep and didn't give her the sugar cookie he promised. (No, I am not kidding.) The acting is so awful it has to be seen to be believed, and according to IMDb, the actor who plays Santa Claus incredibly went on to better things, unless he is being confused with another actor with the same name. The film looks as if it were made in somebody's basement, although it was shot in color. Come to think of it, it probably *was* made in somebody's basement.

The film's only saving grace is that it includes music from Tchaikovsky's ballets "The Nutcracker" and "The Sleeping Beauty", but two of the pieces are so badly danced that poor Tchaikovsky and his choreographers are probably rolling over in their graves.

If you are a connoisseur of bad films, you will probably love this. It makes "Plan 9 from Outer Space" look like "Hamlet".

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