Mrs. Santa Claus
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I could not have thought of a better woman to play the part than Angela Lansbury. The former Queen of Broadway and the former J.B. Fletcher tells a beautiful story of how it is about time for the "...World to know there's a Mrs. Santa Claus".
The costumes in the movie were wonderfully fitting for the times and season; and yet not over the top. The two outfits designed by Emmy Award Nominee (for best Costumes) Bob Mackie that made Angela shine even brighter were the Policeman's ball gown and the "sleigh ride" outfit at the end of the film.
I thought the dancing was done superbly. It has been a long time since we, the public, have seen dancing in a made for t.v. movie. It is nice to revisit such an old friend.
The story about the Mrs wanting more attention, and the story of women's rights in the world of men, seem to have blended nicely. Most people would say that it is not the right time to discuss such problems at the most wonderful time of the year. I say the timing is correct and needed to help understand Anna's quest for more attention. Anna also proves that she is more than just "the shadow behind the great man". She proves to herself and the world that she does have some worth.
Charles Durning was delightful as Santa but slightly stiff. Terrance Mann was excellent as the "grinch" of Christmas. Overall the cast was 4 stars (out of 5).
The story was good; I would give it 3.5 stars out of 5. The costumes were 5 stars as was Angela Lansbury. The songs were cute and nicely done (4 out of 5 stars). But overall, it was 5 stars.Read more ›
Mrs Santa Claus (Angela Lansbury) is tired "of being the shadow behind the great man" and takes the reindeer, three days before Christmas, on a little spin around the world. Poor reindeer Cupid hurts his leg and she has to make an emergency stop in downtown New York (circa 1900's).
There she stays in "Avenue A", filled with colorful characters like stable boy Marcello (David Norona), feisty Sadie (Debra Wiseman) and Irish urchin Nora (Lynsey Bartilson). While in New York she endears herself to the wonderful residents as Mrs North.
The Jerry Herman-penned songs are the tops with "We Don't Go Together", "Whistle", "He Needs Me", "Mrs Santa Claus" and many more.
Fantastic costumes by the always-dependable Bob Mackie and game support by Michael Jeter, Terrence Mann and Charles Durning all add fun to the proceedings.
Mrs. Anna Claus and the elves have finshed the toy packing early and Mrs. Claus realizes she has time to try a new route she has made for Santa, because he is too busy reading letters to notice her. But her plans quickly change when bad weather causes her to make an emergency landing in New York only to find that Cupid has damaged his leg. When she meets a stable owner named Marcello, he tells her that Cupid will need a week to recover. But Christmas eve is in one a week!
Mrs. Claus decides it wise to choose a new name while in New York and that name is Mrs. North.
Mrs. Claus (a.k.a Mrs. North) soon gets comfortable and starts meeting people all around town including Sadie Lowenstein; a young girl willing to fight for the right to vote in the free country of America, and her mother Mrs. Lowenstein; who says that "For free they'll throw us out of it!" Mrs. North also meets the girl Nora Kilkenny and her nasty employer Mr. Tavish who has children make toys that fall apart by Christmas. With a little work and friendship, Mrs. Clause can help Nora stand up to Mr. Tavish, help Mrs. Lowenstein realize she is in no danger in America, assist Sadie in her struggle for the rights of women, and even play matchmaker by getting Sadie and her admirer, Marcello, together. But she must also make it back to the North Pole before Christmas eve or there will be no Christmas!Read more ›
Really, the songs are terrific, and you can watch the movie over and over again! I watched it four or five times the first day I got it! It's just one of those movies you can memorize the dialouge for, and yet, still sit, watch, quote and enjoy!(Probably mostly due to Angela!)
I was a little shocked at first that the movie was taking place in 1910, but the costumes were incredible! I especially loved the exquisite red dress "Mrs. North" (Mrs. Claus...Angela) wears at the Policemen's Charity Ball!!! Coincedentally, that's also when she sings one of the best songs in the film.
The plot is easy to follow, and it really holds your attention. You just can't wait to see what Mrs. Claus will do next!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this movie but 50 dollars for just one movie is to highPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A wonderful, family-oriented, Christmas musical!! With Angela Lansbury, it's an all-time classic!!Published 8 months ago by Emalie Sherry
Angela Lansbury does a terrific job and makes you want to watch this DVD over and over again.Published 16 months ago by Marian E. Wells
I've always been a big fan of Angela Lansbury! She was wonderful in her weekly television series "Murder She Wrote. Read morePublished 18 months ago by James Lee Ellis McKinney
This is a very different kind of Christmas movie compared to most you see. Well, let me start at the beginning.
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My daughter and I watch this movie every year and absolutely love it.Published 20 months ago by foxxyfisher23
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