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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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Terry Hughes

Writer:

Mark Saltzman
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Santa Claus
Michael Jeter ... Arvo
Terrence Mann ... Augustus P. Tavish
Lynsey Bartilson ... Nora Kilkenny
Bryan Murray ... Officer Doyle
David Norona ... Marcello Damaroco (as David Noroña)
Debra Wiseman Debra Wiseman ... Sadie Lowenstein
Charles Durning ... Santa Claus
Rosalind Harris ... Mrs. Lowenstein
Grace Keagy Grace Keagy ... Mrs. Brandenheim
Linda Kerns ... Mrs. Shaughnessy
Chachi Pittman Chachi Pittman ... Izzy (as Chachi Pittmann)
Sabrina Bryan ... Fritzie
Bret Easterling Bret Easterling ... Emilio
Mitchah Williams Mitchah Williams ... Henry
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

A street Santa is seen several times in a red Santa suit. Santa didn't wear a red suit until 1930 when he was used in a Coca-Cola advert. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: [Putting a letter in an outbox marked "Naughty"] There's always the naughty ones with the bad handwriting.
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Connections

Featured in Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Mrs. Santa Claus
Music and Lyric by Jerry Herman
Performed by Angela Lansbury
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Delightful Musical Production!
24 December 2001 | by g0b0See all my reviews

This is about the finest made-for-TV Musical I have seen Angela Lansbury in! I can easily visualize this on the stage. I think in the past her talent has suffered from small production budgets but thankfully, that's not the case with this show. Everything is top drawer. This doesn't have the complexity of a drama but that's not the point. This show succeeds nicely at what it sets out to be: a fun, holiday romp. Kudos to her step-son, David Shaw as the Executive Producer.


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