Whizzo the clown takes a bunch of kids on a magic carpet ride to the North Pole to see Santa Claus, but not before the kids (members of the Johnny Miller Dance Studio) perform as circus animals in "Whizzoland."
Calvin the elf is always getting into mischief. One Christmas Eve, Calvin stows away on Santa's sleigh and winds up in the possession of a little girl named Kim. Her brothers kidnap him, ... See full summary »
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
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn make "cameos" because Barry Mahon tried to make a Tom Sawyer movie, but gave up after one day of filming. The footage was likely included to help pad the film because Mahon's earlier Thumbelina (1970) (or Jack and the Beanstalk (1970), in some prints) was used. See more »
The person pushing the antique fire truck is clearly visible. See more »
I think I'd better my coat on, very quickly. Can't let anybody see Santa Claus without his coat. Just put this belt on, quickly as you can, and, uh, see what's going on.
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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 »
Wow I was shocked when I searched this movie and received a hit. I was telling my children about the worst movie I had seen as a child.Which happened to be this one. My mom had taken all six of us to a Saturday matinée at the Palace Theatre in Norwich,Conn which was a weekly tradition.It had to be later than the original date for this which was 1972. The second feature was Empire of the Ant's.My mom almost got up and left during the Santa and Ice Cream Bunny movie because it was so bad.All we remember was Santa sitting in a sled that was stuck in sand.And he kept saying hohoho.I think he told the story of Jack and the Beanstalk also while he was stuck.
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