Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Made in 1970, this Christmas special features the voices of: Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney. The story, based on the song written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, shows Santa’s beginning and the tradition of bringing presents to children on Christmas.

Using the stop motion animation called “Animagic,” the special is filmed through stop-motion photography and uses dolls made of wood and plastic. This special features fun songs, wonderful animation and important life lessons. These specials prove you are never too old for stop animation movies.

“One Foot In Front Of The Other” pops into my head at various points throughout the year. It always takes me a while to figure out where it’s from and constantly makes me want to re-watch.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer


Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was based on the song by Johnny Marks. (The song was based on a 1939 poem by Robert L. May). Rudolph aired in 1964 and has become the longest running TV Christmas special.

The special is narrated by Sam the Snowman, voiced by Burl Ives and features music by Marks. The story talks about misfits and finding your talent. The animation is incredible, and the story is fun.

“We’re A Couple Of Misfits” is a fun song for the content. It is a great special to sing a long to while watching the film.


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