Patch and his pals build the toy making machine... which involves a lot of wooden ducks, for some reason.  Meanwhile, Puffy oversees his team in making toys the traditional way.  Join us as we discuss Minute 43 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).


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Cornelia reluctantly returns to her homework.  Patch and Puffy each try to convince Santa that they'd make a better assistant.  Plus:  Did we spot Santa's body double? We look at what's on Cornelia's desk! A very un-Patch-like performance! Another elf pun!  Join us as we discuss Minute 42 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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The unscrupulous street corner Santa helps himself to the charity donations and a drink of booze while Joe looks on in disgust.  Then, across the street, we join Cornelia inside the fancy townhouse while her Nanny, Miss Tucker, scolds her for not doing her homework.  We talk about how this scene plays out a little differently in the novel and the comic book; career highlights of actors Christian Fitzpatrick (Joe), Carrie Kei Heim (Cornelia), and Dorothea Phillips (Miss Tucker); and we briefly talk to Carrie about The Parent Trap 2 and Pippi Longstocking!  Join us as we discuss Minute 41 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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This week: Santa is fascinated by a snow globe and then we are in the hustle and bustle of modern day New York City.   Plus: Jon passionately makes the argument that the snowglobe is actually magical; we attempt to figure out when exactly this part of the movie is taking place; the lyrics to the song that the choir is singing and who wrote it; and the career of actor Walter "Wally" Goodman whose final credited role was that of the drunken street corner Santa in this movie!  Join us as we discuss Minute 40 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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Santa has just arrived back home and almost falls asleep in his soup.  Anya suggests the overworked Santa hire an assistant.  Plus, Carrie Kei Heim shares the shocking secret behind Santa's beard!  Join us as we discuss Minute 39 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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December 16, 2020

Minute 38 - It’s The Cookies

Anya suggests it is Santa's cookie addiction that is to blame for his ample tummy.  So, Santa goes on a diet.  Plus, the novel reveals a payoff to this scene that we didn't get to see in the final film!  Then we talk about the "Elfmade" logo that the elves stamp on their hand-crafted toys (and, of course, was seen on all officially licensed SC:TM merchandise at the time).  Join us as we discuss Minute 38 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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Santa gets offended by a popular poem that is all about him.   Plus, the whereabouts of the original animatronic Donner, more of Tabby the Cat's backstory from last episode, and John Lithgow talks about the "worst movie he's ever been in" on James Corden's show.  We end on a happier note, and share a sweet listener message!  Join us as we discuss Minute 37 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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This week: Anya has Santa implement the naughty/nice list; Santa goes down his first chimney; and we attempt to decipher the impossible-to-understand lyrics to the song, "Thank You, Santa".  Join us as we discuss Minute 36 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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This week marks the 35th anniversary of the release of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) and we celebrate with a special extended episode of our podcast!  First, we talk about where the reindeer lived out the rest of their days and how you can help their fellow reindeer; a recent Hollywood memorabilia auction that included some SC:TM props; and then the star-studded New York and UK movie premieres that happened this week in 1985!  Then it's on to Minute 35, where young Sarah Foster's letter is magically swept away to the North Pole and read by Anya!  

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Reading and writing, writing and reading.  This week, we spend some time in the elves' mailroom as Dooley and the others happily manage all the incoming letters from children from around the world.  Then, we are inside a stately home where a little girl begs her brother to stop abusing their pet cat.  Join us as we discuss Minute 34 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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