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Benji's Very Own Christmas Story (1978)

Unrated | | Family, Short | TV Short 7 December 1978
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While on a publicity tour in Switzerland, Benji, Cindy Smith, and Patsy Garrett convince Kris Kringle that his place on Christmas Eve is delivering presents to all "his" families all over the world.

Director:

Joe Camp

Writers:

Joe Camp (creator), Joe Camp (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ron Moody ... Kris Kringle
Patsy Garrett Patsy Garrett ... Herself
Cynthia Smith ... Herself (as Cindy Smith)
Benji ... Benji (as Benjean)
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While on a publicity tour in Switzerland, Benji, Cindy Smith, and Patsy Garrett convince Kris Kringle that his place on Christmas Eve is delivering presents to all "his" families all over the world.

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Genres:

Family | Short

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Benji's Very Own Christmas Story See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Quotes

Key Elf: If he can't even handle the sleigh by itself, how is he going to handle it with flying reindeer?
Cynthia Smith: Flying reindeer?
Kris Kringle: Oh no no no. Not always. I have several modes of transportation, in some countries I ride a camel.
Cynthia Smith: A camel?
Kris Kringle: Yes, sometimes it's a horse, or a donkey. Or believe it or not in England, I ride a white goat.
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Followed by Benji the Hunted (1987) See more »

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Fun, charming, quality production
5 January 2020 | by mjmarra-65406See all my reviews

Actor Ron Moody steals the show as Kris Kringle. His comedic timing, wit, and musical abilities showcase the many sides of his character, as seen through the eyes of people all over the world. The main characters along with Benji are taken on a unique behind-the-scenes view of Santa's operation. These depictions are ahead of their time, ideas that other Santa movie franchises would borrow and extrapolate on in future decades. It's good-natured, timeless, family fun for all.


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