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Santa '85 

Kris Kringle's Christmas is rudely interrupted when he lands in the clink with a bunch of bogus Santas after tripping a home burglar alarm. The cynical sheriff doesn't believe his story, so... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Joanou

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Douglas Seale ... Santa Claus
Pat Hingle ... Sheriff Horace Smyvie
Gabriel Damon ... Bobby Mynes
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Deputy Weatherby
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Santa Claus
Stephen Lee ... Dad
Joan Welles Joan Welles ... Mom
Dick Balduzzi Dick Balduzzi ... Drunk Santa #1
Gerry Gibson Gerry Gibson ... Drunk Santa #2
William McDonald William McDonald ... Drunk Santa #3
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Storyline

Kris Kringle's Christmas is rudely interrupted when he lands in the clink with a bunch of bogus Santas after tripping a home burglar alarm. The cynical sheriff doesn't believe his story, so his only hope of deliverance becomes a smart eight-year-old boy (Damon), who is the only one who believes him and who won't let Christmas pass without Santa. Written by Anonymous

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Douglas Seale would later reprise his role as Santa Claus in Ernest Saves Christmas (1988). See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Marvin J. McIntyre and Douglas Seale
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Sentimental junk
2 November 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

SANTA '85 is a Christmas-themed episode of the AMAZING STORIES TV series and boy, is it a piece of sentimental junk. Like many American Christmas stories, it exudes sickly sentiment from every pore and had me feeling sick to my stomach in places.

The story is about the real Santa Claus who ends up getting arrested for house breaking and thrown into jail with a bunch of Santa imitators. The only person who has the power to rescue him is one of those annoying bratty kids that you only ever see on American TV or in American films. Everything places out exactly as you'd expect, with huge dollops of crushing sentimental at every corner. Ugh - pass the bucket.


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