Poor Santa Claus. This live-action feature finds his sleigh stuck in the sand on a Florida beach only days before Christmas Eve. He psychically summons prepubescent aid from a nearby subdivision. In order to extricate Santa's sleigh, the local children bring many different animals (presumably the sheep was someone's housepet), but nothing works, and the kids are afraid they won't get any gifts this year. To boost their spirits, Santa tells them the story of Thumbellina, and the setting dissolves into a "fantasy within a fantasy". Thumbellina is a beautiful but very tiny girl, "not much larger than a clothes pin". She becomes lost in the forest during the winter and finds refuge in the underground home of Mrs. Mole. A neighbor mole, Mr. Digger, falls in love and wants to marry Thumbellina, but she's having none of it. When warm weather returns, she runs back into the forest and deserts the two kindly creatures who saved her life, crushing their spirits forever ... the end. As Santa is ...Written by
This is the last movie filmed at Pirate's World, which closed in 1975. See more »
The sleigh is only a few centimeters deep in the sand, making it look like it can easily be pulled. See more »
What is that? What is that I hear? Where's it coming from? I hear a siren, but I don't see any fire, I don't see any smoke. Whenever there's a siren, it means there's a fire, but I don't see any smoke. That siren. Where is it coming from? Where's that sound coming from?
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Two sets of opening credits and end tags are used in the movie (one for the Santa portion and one for the fairytale portion). See more »
As pleasant as being scalded by boiling hot water!
I remember seeing this film on TV once (I think it was on AMC, Why, WHY?) and oh god, it is horrible enough to make "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" look like "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus".
It basically deals with Santa being stranded in Florida and his so-called struggle to go back to the north pole. He does not make too much effort, since all he seems to do is sing corny songs,dance corny jigs with a bunch of kids (whom all must be traumatized for all of these years!) and deal with a bunch of whacked out losers, including a storyteller who looks like the chubby Anna Nichole Smith and married (yes, its true) an anthropomorphic mole that would make even Sid and Marty Krofft scream in rage and disgust.Oh and don't forget the other title character, who looks like a rejected baseball/football mascot.
If you run across this film, AVOID IT LIKE A MAD VIRUS!
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