Season 2, Episode 19 (Originally released on December 06, 2018)
HO HO HO! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We here at the SLPS hope you’re having a great Christmas season. As is tradition, Nick and Michael will be spending our anniversary episode discussing a Christmas film! After this episode we’ll be taking a month off and will be back with Season 3 in January! On today’s episode we’ll be discussing a classic Christmas film that’s been on Michael’s shame list for ages, George Seaton’s MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Made in 1947 under the title THE BIG HEART, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET uses Macy’s Department Store, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as it’s backdrop. A man who looks a lot like Santa Claus whom we only know as Kris Kringle is wondering around New York set on finding the man who is to play Santa in the parade. Once he notices the imposter Santa is a drunk, Kringle finds the manager to the parade and insists he play the role instead. He does such a great job, Mr. Macy himself requests this man take on the role of Santa in their department store. As the film progresses Kringle is adamant on spreading Holiday cheer and showing that Christmas isn’t just about commercialism and proving to a young girl that Santa Claus does, in fact, exist. Oh, and to top it all off, Santa is taken to court and to prove in a court of law that he is Santa Claus. Part heartwarming comedy, part court-room drama, this film has it all. MIRACLE is considered one of the greatest films of all-time and has consistently topped multiple AFI lists of greatest films ever made in multiple categories. The films stars Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood, John Payne and Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle.
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Edited by: Michael Viers
Produced by: Nick Richards & Michael Viers
Theme Music by: The Directionals
Opening Narration by: Zach McClain
Credits Music by: Ten-Speed
Logo Design by: Amanda Viers