Maureen O'Hara plays Doris Walker a Special Events Director at the Macy's department store in New York. The actor she has employed to play Santa at their Thanksgiving parade is drunk. The whiskered old man who finds him is persuaded by Doris to replace him and does so extremely effectively.However, she is concerned that he calls himself Kris Kringle as she and her daughter vehemently reject all notions of fantasy, despite some inexplicable behaviour. Inevitably Kris Kringle is committed to a mental hospital and in order to secure his release, a formal hearing is arranged where Mr. Kringle has to prove his sanity despite confirming his identity as Santa.This is an intriguing and evocative piece that re-examines our beliefs and suppresses the cynic in us all with a special magic.
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