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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars for content reasons only... see below
Narrated by none other than Santa himself, FATHER CHRISTMAS is a cute look at the "rest" of Santa's life. Go along for the ride as Santa vacations in France, Scotland and even Las Vegas before returning to the comforts of home.
Not traditional in any sense of the term, this film brings a more modern feel to the "life of Santa". Use parental...
Published on March 20 2001 by sillygirl412

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3.0 out of 5 stars Father Christmas
Nice but a disappointment as the grumpy charm of the original has been editted out and replaced with a sanitized version conforming to preceived American tastes.
Published on Dec 12 2002 by Arne H.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Father Christmas, Dec 12 2002
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This review is from: Father Christmas (VHS Tape)
Nice but a disappointment as the grumpy charm of the original has been editted out and replaced with a sanitized version conforming to preceived American tastes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars for content reasons only... see below, March 20 2001
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sillygirl412 "sillygirl412" (Ossining, NY United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Father Christmas (VHS Tape)
Narrated by none other than Santa himself, FATHER CHRISTMAS is a cute look at the "rest" of Santa's life. Go along for the ride as Santa vacations in France, Scotland and even Las Vegas before returning to the comforts of home.
Not traditional in any sense of the term, this film brings a more modern feel to the "life of Santa". Use parental discretion when purchasing this video... young children may become confused by this story and might come to you with questions such as why Santa has no Mrs., why he only has four reindeer, and why he lives in a house that appears to be in a city. This film is, however, perfect for the post-kindergarden crowd who understand that there is more than one way to look at things and will not be bothered by trivial differences in detail. Also of note is a brief gambling sequence during Santa's visit in Las Vegas. While the video doesn't make mention of it, it does show Santa involved in the act. If you actively avoid exposing your child to this activity, (sadly) you should avoid this film as well.
A mere 24 minutes, this video is perfect for families who don't want to miss out on classic Christmas entertainment but don't want their kids parked in front of a tv for hours. (NOTE: if you have a DVD player, I highly recommend purchasing the joint copy of The Snowman (also by Raymond Brigs and a personal favorite of mine) and Father Christmas - you'll get two holiday classics for far less than the cost of purchasing them seperately).
ENJOY!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not what we were looking for, Dec 12 1999
This review is from: Father Christmas (VHS Tape)
WARNING.. This in not the hilarious video we saw on TV in 1995. This has been scrubbed for "G" and does not include the dialoge we had hoped to find. We tried the other listed video on this site, and it was a scrubbed"G" also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful modern classic with fantastic animation., Dec 6 1998
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Raymond Briggs is a wonderful story teller, with distinct and truly magical animation. The story takes an unusual look at the life of Santa, as he prepares for his faithful journey delivering toys to all on Christmas. This is an adult Christmas story that the whole family will enjoy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars gooed up animation of a lovely book, Feb. 9 2014
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This review is from: Father Christmas (Animation) (Sous-titres français) [Import] (DVD)
A greater conformity to the exemplary narrative of the book would have made this DVD better by an order of 10.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This may not be what you remember, Dec 12 1999
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This review is from: Father Christmas (VHS Tape)
We have tried 2 videos from this site looking for a personal copy of a program we saw on TV in 1995. This has been scrubbed for "G" and does not include the funny dialoge we were expecting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A traditional British Christmas video, Nov. 7 1999
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Mr R O'Callaghan (Leeds, Great Britain) - See all my reviews
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Father Christmas has become a modern British classical Christmas video. I hope it's popularity spreads to the other side of the Atlantic.
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