Santa Claus and the True Meaning of Christmas
Take a video visit to Santa's Workshop and enjoy the delightful characters who help Santa be what he is to people of all ages. Mrs. Santa asks you to keep her secret, as she prepares a Big Surprise for Santa, and Toy Boy keeps an ever watchful eye on the Giant Toy Machine, as Santa's Helpers work at a frantic pace making toys for girls and boys. You'll meet Near Deer, a new addition to Santa's reindeer, who wants ever so much to help Santa on his Big Trip. Ever wonder how Santa gets all his mail? You'll see Snow Mailman make one of his many deliveries of letters from around the world. The Highlight of your visit comes when Santa reminds us of the "True Meaning of Christmas" when he reads the ageless story of the Birth of the Christ Child, as soft pastel art visually brings the story to life. Fantasy, Myth, and Reality are blended into happy holiday fun, and heart warming entertainment for the whole family
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Adults who, like myself, watched Santa's Workshop as a child and for sentimental reasons, contacted the local TV stations and requested that any archived video be made available as DVD's quite a few years ago, so there are just a few more episodes available on DVD. This episode of Santa’s Workshop shown here, portrayed Santa interacting with a puppet named Toy Boy. Some episodes portray Santa interacting with a puppet named KAKE Man (a play on words as KAKE was the name of the TV station putting it on). KAKE Man is a baker wearing a chef hat who baked cakes for Santa (made of Styrofoam) and together the two counted down the days until Christmas, filling children to the brim with anticipation! Santa wore bells on his wrists and would splay his arms in an arc and circular motion above his head to simulate the world; the bells jubilantly ringing, as he excitedly proclaimed, “Only 12 (or whichever number of days) days KAKE Man until Santa and his reindeer, with Rudolph leading the way with his big red nose lit, will go ZZOOOMMMMIIIINNNGGG around the big wide world, to deliver toys to all the good boys and girls!!!” Then he would rest his arms upon his pillow stuffed plump belly, heaving up and down as he bellowed “Ah-HOo-HOo-HOo-HOo-HOo-HOo” repeatedly, with such conviction, animation, and JOY! KAKE Man would then clap his hands together, bending his head forward and circling his head in a motion to simulate zooming around the world in unison with Santa. So cute and AWESOME!!! Almost more than a kid could possibly contain!
Further info on the version shown here of Santa's Workshop (may have other names too by now) might be obtained by contacting: KAKE TV: 1500 N. West Street, Wichita, KS 67203-1323, (316) 943-4221. Some versions may have been sponsored by another TV station as well, but KAKE TV could direct you appropriately. I hope you contact them and request more info, more episodes to be available, etc. to promote an awareness and love for this sweet, sweet TV series that first aired in the late 50's or early 60's.
Many more episodes and clips can also be viewed on youtube. I adore Henry Harvey and his portrayal of Santa. His goodness and kindness as a human being are evident. I think that Henry Harvey's son may have carried on his Dad's tradition by recreating more recent episodes where he represents Santa. Now, all that I have expressed in this review is just to the best of my recollection and knowledge anyhow. Mrs. Claus in this video is also exceptionally sweet and pleasant, but I don’t know as much about her. I'M A BELIEVER FOREVER!