6.8/10
791
19 user 2 critic

Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)

Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's ... See full summary »

Director:

Terry Hughes

Writer:

Mark Saltzman
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

Director: Robert Lieberman
Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Ethan Embry
Meet the Santas (TV Movie 2005)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Because she is marrying the man who assumed the mantle of Santa Claus last December 26, Beth's postponed wedding has to be rescheduled for Christmas Eve. Overwhelmed by selling the house ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Crystal Bernard, Dominic Scott Kay
Snow (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.

Director: Alex Zamm
Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ashley Williams, Patrick Fabian
A Mom for Christmas (TV Movie 1990)
Fantasy | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young girl who wants a mom for the Christmas holidays gets her wish when a department store mannequin comes to life.

Director: George Miller
Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Juliet Sorci, Doug Sheehan
Christmas Lodge (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram
Stars: Erin Karpluk, Michael Shanks, Rukiya Bernard
Drama | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey
Northpole (TV Movie 2014)
Family | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Northpole, the magical home to Santa & Mrs. Claus, has grown into a huge city powered by the magic of holiday happiness around the world. Yet as people everywhere get too busy to enjoy ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Barr
Stars: Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.

Director: John Whitesell
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The premise of the story surrounds an unexpected road trip to find a long-lost daughter on Christmas Eve. Emmy winner, Joseph Campanella; stage and screen star, Ruta Lee; and Latin Grammy ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jeff Wood
Stars: Patty Cabrera, Joseph Campanella, Courtney Crook
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Nick's plan to let fate bring his wife to him must be altered, because he must replace his father as Santa Claus on December 26. Ernst, the right-hand man to several generations of Santas, ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Crystal Bernard, Dominic Scott Kay
Christmas Snow (TV Movie 1986)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A shop owner who is being evicted at Christmas rescues her Scrooge-like landlord from an accident.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Katherine Helmond, Sid Caesar, Melissa Joan Hart
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Mickey Rooney plays Mike Halligan, a retired cop from Manhattan living in California with his family who decides to show his grandson, who has never seen snow before, what a real white ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Scott Grimes, Barrie Youngfellow
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Santa Claus
Michael Jeter ... Arvo
Terrence Mann ... Augustus P. Tavish
Lynsey Bartilson ... Nora Kilkenny
Bryan Murray ... Officer Doyle
David Norona ... Marcello Damaroco (as David Noroña)
Debra Wiseman Debra Wiseman ... Sadie Lowenstein
Charles Durning ... Santa Claus
Rosalind Harris ... Mrs. Lowenstein
Grace Keagy Grace Keagy ... Mrs. Brandenheim
Linda Kerns ... Mrs. Shaughnessy
Chachi Pittman Chachi Pittman ... Izzy (as Chachi Pittmann)
Sabrina Bryan ... Fritzie
Bret Easterling Bret Easterling ... Emilio
Mitchah Williams Mitchah Williams ... Henry
Edit

Storyline

Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's Lower East Side of the early 1900s. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrs. Santa Claus See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Upon completion of exterior Universal Studios' New York Street filming, the company moved to the distant Valencia Business Warehouse Valley district, to a warehouse converted into a stage, where interior sets were built. The first set filmed was Santa Claus' interior workshop. Mr. Santa Claus' office set, which sat adjacent to the workshop, filmed after the workshop set area was finished filming. To expand the office set, the left wall, (with double doors leading into the workshop), had to be re-set in the middle of the workshop set. The actor, Charles Durning, playing Santa Claus, had an extreme weight problem which didn't allow him gracefully to move around the set. Durning's scenes were performed/played as he sat at his desk, with Mrs. Santa Claus charting her Christmas Eve sleigh route on a standing easel map adjacent the fireplace. After this set was filmed, the exterior of the main workshop entrance was filmed. The sleigh and the "pack of live reindeer" were positioned in the front foreground area of the exterior set facade. Evergreen pine trees and shrubs dressed the facade, which trailed off to each side, where black duvyteen drops masked the stage walls. Reverse angles were filmed with the black drops as background, with over head snow drop-boxes shaking particles of plastic snow swirling in the air, assisted and/or directed with giant wind/fan machines. Reindeer wranglers worked the herd to move off stage with the sleigh in tandem for Mrs. Santa Claus' departure. The sleigh loaded with tons of toys, dolls, games, cookies and fruit-cakes, and assorted treats! matching what had previously been filmed in the "effects blue screen stage" adjacent the Van Nuys Airport. See more »

Goofs

A street Santa is seen several times in a red Santa suit. Santa didn't wear a red suit until 1930 when he was used in a Coca-Cola advert. See more »

Quotes

Man in Santa Suit: [as boy drops money in a donation bucket] Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas. Thank you, young man.
Mrs. Santa Claus: [taps him on the shoulder] It's a very worthy cause dear but, uh, the boots are not quite right.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Mrs. Santa Claus
Music and Lyric by Jerry Herman
Performed by Angela Lansbury
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant!
9 January 2007 | by dawdobbSee all my reviews

Possibly the greatest Christmas film ever made, this is fun for kids and the whole family. The lead actress's full talent is explored here through a convincing and 'i'm really enjoying this' performance, with singing and dancing on top. The talent of Jerry Herman is also explored, and 'Almost young', the star song of the show, is memorable, enjoyable and performed superbly. Also very good are the song sung at the very end, the first two and 'whistle'. The added deep meaning of 'stand up for yourself' is evident throughout the film in many disguises, but also evident is the theme and Christmas cheer and kindness. Lansbury proves here that she is the greatest ever actress of all time.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed