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Santa Claus Story 1945

Monkeys Don’t Have a Santa Claus”?! … A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. … ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse but there are plenty of monkeys stirring all over the damn place in this video. Someone must have said “Oh, look at all this stock footage of monkeys I found let’s make a Christmas film out of it and call it the Santa Claus Story!” makes perfect sense to me! It’s Christmas Eve and the kids, Virginia and Jacky (Wait… is that Leonardo Dicaprio?!) and are sleeping. Santa arrives and wakes the kids. They rush to the living room and assume it’s their Father. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, as he instructs them to sit on his lap. A long narrow sock puppet pops up between them, and he proceeds to prove to the children that he is the real Santa by telling them a story about monkeys. We are then deluged with hundreds of monkeys living on “Monkey Mountain”. The further explain how he is the real Santa, he tells them about one of the monkeys named Charly, who like pretzels. Apparently all monkeys looks alike so they can call any monkey Charly in further found stock footage. Enter the Doctor’s office where “Charly” clearly ate too many pretzels or something. Of course that turns into getting a cold, and monkeys taking a foot bath before bed. All further proving that he is indeed the real Santa. He goes on to explain monkey holidays. They enjoy “dunking for apples” and dressing up. Then jump to monkeys laying bricks, and it appears at some point they will build a chimney for Santa to visit them in the jungle, all while doing something else with the bricks. The brick laying stock foota…er … uhm… I mean chimney making turns into a feast when the monkeys start eating all the cement. Sure, Santa calls the cement “whipped cream”. Finally we have actual stock footage of monkeys at Christmas. coming down the chimney, wearing a Santa costume, and in bed waiting for the gifts. Then the monkeys go away, and Santa then reads, verbatim, the famous letter from Virginia, another Virginia …

Genre: Cartoons Christmas
Starring: Castle
Year: 1945
Color/BW: Color
Movie Type: Public Domain Cartoons
Decade: 1940's
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