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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mrs. Santa Claus
... Arvo
... Augustus P. Tavish
... Nora Kilkenny
... Officer Doyle
... Marcello Damaroco (as David Noroña)
Debra Wiseman ... Sadie Lowenstein
... Santa Claus
... Mrs. Lowenstein
Grace Keagy ... Mrs. Brandenheim
... Mrs. Shaughnessy
Chachi Pittman ... Izzy (as Chachi Pittmann)
... Fritzie
Bret Easterling ... Emilio
Mitchah Williams ... Henry
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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>

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A Mãe Natal  »

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To cheer up Santa (Durning) during the absence of Mrs. Claus (Lansbury) the elves come in playing "We Need a Little Christmas." This song was first sung by Lansbury during the Broadway musical of Mame. The music for Mame was written by Jerry Herman who wrote the music for "Mrs. Santa Claus." See more »

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Mrs. Santa Claus says, "Oh, team, we've done it - 1910 is a record year." The U.S. was comprised of just 46 states in 1910. But in the suffrage parade, people are carrying an unfurled American flag that has 48 stars. New Mexico joined the Union in January 1912 and Arizona joined in February of that year. See more »

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Marcello Damaroco: The police's man ball is tonight, and I was wondering if... you were going to be there.
Sadie Lowenstein: I'm more fonder of marching than I am of parties.
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Featured in Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) See more »

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The Best Christmas Of All
Music and Lyric by Jerry Herman
Performed by Angela Lansbury and Charles Durning
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A holiday film for those who love musicals.
1 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is a feel-good Christmas TV movie starring Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Santa Claus, who, feeling neglected, leaves the North Pole with her husband's reindeer and sleigh to go out for a drive, but gets stranded in Manhattan during the Christmas season.

This is a movie full of colorful costumes and bright cinematography to highlight the Christmas seasons. The dance choreography was great and the story was uplifting, if not a bit juvenile.

There are plenty of spirited songs in the movie, which is perfect for those who enjoy musicals. I'm not a big fan of musicals and almost got driven up the wall with all those unending songs and thought the plot was a bit slow. But, it is still nice seeing Lansbury back on the screen, showcasing her many talents, and nice to have a meaningful movie on TV to bring the family together.


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