History Film / SantaClaus1959

2nd Jan '18 6:19:09 PM DragonQuestZ
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* FantasyKitchenSink: Downplayed, but for the typical Santa elements, this film throws many other elements in there.



* LovePotion: A variation. Billy's parents are given a drink that makes them recall that which they love most, and it's their son.



* PimpedOutDress: Billy's mother wears a very fancy dress when going out. It has a beaded bodice, and pleats all around.
* PrettyInMink: Billy's mother wears a silver mink wrap to go with her evening dress.



* {{Public Domain Character}}s: Featuring a list of characters nobody expects to be in the same movie:

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* {{Public Domain Character}}s: Featuring a list of characters nobody expects to be not typically in the same movie:movie.



* RobeAndWizardHat: Merlin.

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* RobeAndWizardHat: Merlin.Merlin wears these while working in his magic lab.



* WidgetSeries: W.M.T. (Weird Mexican Thing), to be exact.

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* %%* WidgetSeries: W.M.T. (Weird Mexican Thing), to be exact.
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22nd Aug '17 11:31:17 AM PeaceAndLove
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->''"That's some good old-fashioned {{nightmare fuel}}!"''
-->-- '''[[TropeNamers Crow]]''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''
27th May '17 1:58:19 PM nombretomado
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--> '''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike]]''': ''(as Lupita)'' I had the [[VietnamWar 'Nam]] dream again!

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--> '''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike]]''': ''(as Lupita)'' I had the [[VietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar 'Nam]] dream again!
20th May '17 2:22:41 PM MarkLungo
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A dubbed and slightly edited English-speaking version was produced for U.S. release in 1960 under the direction of K. Gordon Murray. Santa Claus was considered to be a financial success over several holiday-season theatrical releases in the 1960s and 1970s. Broadcast of the film also became a holiday tradition at several U.S. television stations. The film garnered at least one award, winning the Golden Gate Award for Best International Family Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1959.

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A dubbed and slightly edited English-speaking version was produced for U.S. release in 1960 under the direction of K. Gordon Murray. Santa Claus was considered to be a financial success over several holiday-season theatrical releases in the 1960s and 1970s. Broadcast of the film also became a holiday tradition at several U.S. television stations. The film garnered at least one award, winning the Golden Gate Award for Best International Family Film at the San Francisco UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco International Film Festival in 1959.
20th May '17 2:20:26 PM MarkLungo
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Prepare yourself for a [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Big Brother]] SantaClaus fighting the evil forces of prancing demons with the help of child labor and Merlin.

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Prepare yourself for a [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Big Brother]] SantaClaus fighting the evil forces of prancing demons with the help of child labor and Merlin.
Myth/{{Merlin}}.
25th Dec '16 9:31:39 PM PatPayne
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The "Atomic Laboratory" requested in one child's letter to Santa is actually a real thing. It refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_U-238_Atomic_Energy_Laboratory the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory]], a child's chemistry set which included a small sample of (mostly) depleted Uranium-238. Despite the potential for radiation poisoning, it was a fairly popular toy for a while in the 1950's.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The "Atomic Laboratory" requested in one child's letter to Santa is actually a real thing. It refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_U-238_Atomic_Energy_Laboratory the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory]], a child's chemistry set which included a small sample of (mostly) depleted Uranium-238. Despite Due to the potential for radiation poisoning, it poisoning (and even more so the extremely hefty price tag [[note]]It retailed for $49.50 in 1950, the equivalent of $488 in today's dollars[[/note]]), the lab was not a fairly commercial success unlike Gilbert's other offerings and was on the market for only about a year in 1950-51. Still the sheer WTF-ery of the idea made it a popular toy for a while in the 1950's.meme up to today.
20th Dec '16 10:24:57 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AsYouKnow: Santa and Merlin go back and forth on how to use his various magic gadgets. Both keep pointing out how they should both ''really'' know all of this, but their memories are terrible.
14th Dec '16 8:59:57 PM notahandle
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* GratuitousJapanese: One of Santa's kid helpers is a Japanese boy who speaks in unsubtitled Japanese.
13th Nov '16 8:07:33 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Lupita's reaction to seeing giant, evil dollies in her dream is...DullSurprise.
4th Nov '16 8:23:30 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys: According to short films culled from the film, Santa uses the 5th dimension to be everywhere at once, so Merlin apparently discovered quantum entanglement and super-position. In the film, however, Santa visits ''three'' households before returning back to the North Pole.

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* HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys: According to short films culled from the film, Santa uses the 5th dimension to be everywhere at once, so Merlin apparently discovered quantum entanglement and super-position. In the film, however, Santa visits ''three'' households before returning back to the North Pole. The movie actually attempts to retcon in the rest of the world; when Santa first gets to Mexico it's explicitly his first stop, then a little while later his helper mentions he's already been everywhere else.
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