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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 »

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Santa Claus
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Sheriff Horace Smyvie
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Bobby Mynes
Marvin J. McIntyre ...
Deputy Weatherby
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Mrs. Santa Claus
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Dad
Joan Welles ...
Mom
Dick Balduzzi ...
Drunk Santa #1
Gerry Gibson ...
Drunk Santa #2
William McDonald ...
Drunk Santa #3
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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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15 December 1985 (USA)  »

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This episode takes place on December 24, 1985. See more »

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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Marvin J. McIntyre and Douglas Seale
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Like every tiresome and clichéd Christmas movie of the 80s and 90s rolled into one.
23 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

In this modern story about Christmas, Santa comes to a world full of unbelief and cynicism. When he arrives at one house, he sets off the burglar alarm and Santa is arrested by a cop who never got his weenie whistle (wait...this is "The Santa Clause"...but it's practically the same thing at times). Can Santa melt everyone's heart and make Christmas become real?

"Santa '85" is a stupid and tiresome episode of "Amazing Stories". Furthermore, it's anything but amazing!! This is because it just so badly written--filled with so many clichés and formulaic characters- -as if they searched through every bad Christmas movie and TV show and came up with this crappy concoction. It's a shame as it COULD have been good. Instead, just watch "The Santa Clause" (only the first--the others are pretty awful) and you'll have a much better viewing experience.


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