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Father Christmas [VHS]

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Product Details

  • Actors: Mel Smith, William Dennis Hunt, Dave Unwin, Raymond Briggs
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Family Home Ent
  • VHS Release Date: September 8, 1993
  • Run Time: 25 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000006672
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,095 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

VHS. Movie about father Christmas. Great movie!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Albert M. Zaccor on December 30, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Do not buy this if you are looking for the original version from British TV. We had recorded that version on a VHS tape and wanted to update to a DVD version. I failed to read others' warnings that this version has been "Americanized" and watered down. The British (cockney) accent, unconventional language, and irreverence are what made the original a family Christmas favorite. This version is only appropriate for the kindergarten set. I am buying a separate replacement from the UK.
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40 of 49 people found the following review helpful By AM Clare Kelly on December 11, 2007
Format: DVD
Beware everyone familiar with this film from British TV. This is an americanized version of what, to me, is a Christmas classic - and it ruins it. Mel Smith no longer provides the funny, colloquial voicing for Father Christmas. Instead you get a sanitized "posh" British accent, killing most of the humour. He hardly says "bloomin'" at all!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Arne H. on December 12, 2002
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
Nice but a disappointment as the grumpy charm of the original has been editted out and replaced with a sanitized version conforming to preceived American tastes.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Poniatowski on December 12, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This version is TERRIBLE!!! It really deserves ZERO stars. Only a milktoast (spineless, vascilating sissy) would enjoy it. ROLL ON MEL SMITH!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Malcolm Thomas on January 17, 2008
Format: DVD
This was not the UK version with Mel Smith although his name appeared in the catalog but the (inferior in my opinion) US version. Still an excellent story but better with the UK voices.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 12, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
We have tried 2 videos from this site looking for a personal copy of a program we saw on TV in 1995. This has been scrubbed for "G" and does not include the funny dialoge we were expecting.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By S Groves on December 12, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
WARNING.. This in not the hilarious video we saw on TV in 1995. This has been scrubbed for "G" and does not include the dialoge we had hoped to find. We tried the other listed video on this site, and it was a scrubbed"G" also.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 1998
Format: VHS Tape
Raymond Briggs is a wonderful story teller, with distinct and truly magical animation. The story takes an unusual look at the life of Santa, as he prepares for his faithful journey delivering toys to all on Christmas. This is an adult Christmas story that the whole family will enjoy.
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