It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette ... See full summary »
A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas gets chosen to ... See full summary »
Arthur Rankin Jr.
An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »
The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. To justify it, he tells the story of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. When Claus grew up, the Great Ak showed him the evil and hardship in the world, so Claus decides to live there and relieve some of the suffering. He decides to make toys for orphans, but King Agua, the ruler of the valley where Claus lives, doesn't want the children to be happy, resulting in a great battle with the Immortals.Written by
When the Great Ak and Young Claus travel the world, they're supposed to be invisible, but blurry so that the audience can see them. When they reach their last stop, which shows two armored men fighting, the Great Ak and Young Claus are fully visible. See more »
What is Man's use? Why is he here? Why is he born at all?
The Great Ak:
To leave the world, in some way, better than he found it.
Great Ak, how can I do that?
The Great Ak:
You must follow your star, as others have before you; and try to bring a measure of love and joy to the world.
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If you prefer fantasy to holiday hokum, you'll want to check this one out. A little dark at times for very little ones, this stylish take on the Santa story will appeal to older children or little ones accustomed to fantasy and fairy tale themes. Alive with Faerie folk of all kinds it offers a colorful journey through Santa's life. Santa is not spared the horrors of the human world, however, and this story illustrates how he developed compassion for the human race. Very moving in parts, this story gets to the heart of the Christmas spirit, without getting preachy or religious.
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