The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979)

12/23/1979 (US) DramaTV Movie 1h 44m


The mysterious owner of a costume shop rents a Santa Claus suit to three very different men: a math teacher trying to get the nerve to propose, a homeless restaurateur trying to hide from the mob, and a harried political speech writer visiting with his estranged wife and son. Their lives are inexorably changed by their experience of playing Santa Claus.

  1. Corey Allen


  2. George Kirgo


  3. Leonard Gershe


Top Billed Cast

  1. Fred Astaire

    Fred Astaire

    Santa Claus

  2. Gary Burghoff

    Gary Burghoff

    Bob Willis

  3. John Byner

    John Byner

    Stan Summerville

  4. Bert Convy

    Bert Convy

    Gil Travis

  5. Tara Buckman

    Tara Buckman

    Polly Primer

  6. Brooke Bundy

    Linda Travis

  7. Eddie Barth

    Eddie Barth


  8. Ron Feinberg

    Bruno Betinger

  9. Nanette Fabray

    Nanette Fabray

    Dora Dayton

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The Man in the Santa Claus Suit

Status Released

Original Language English

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