Life & Adv of Santa Claus DVD

I don’t know what I’m going to do next year since what I’m reviewing over at the other site THIS year is something that doesn’t have a DVD release and I never owned the VHS. I’ll worry about it next year.

There are two adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus, a more fantasy-style spin on the origin of Santa Claus. In passing I mention the Rankin/Bass version (their last stop-motion Christmas special) before reviewing the version I like better, a more recent animated version from Universal and Mike Young Productions. So why did I search so hard to find this one? Time to tune in and find out.

If you want the original book it’s rather cheap, but if you prefer online here’s a link to the Project Guttenberg posting I mentioned. This video is also decently priced, but if you prefer the Rankin/Bass version the best I could do was a two-pack with Nestor The Long Eared Donkey, which I haven’t seen in years to comment on. Whichever you go with it’s a good story.

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