This classic tale of faith and belief in miracles begins at the Macy's department store Thanksgiving day parade, where the actor playing Santa Claus is fired for drinking on the job. Doris Walker, the Street and straightforward events director, persuades a whiskered old man to take his place.
The new Santa becomes a big hit, but doubts arise when people learn that he calls himself Kris Kringle and believes himself to be truly Santa Claus. Is he a mentally-unstable man with grand delusions? Or, is it just possible that miracles can and do happen even in our cynical and materialistic world?
Did you know?
According to Natalie Wood's biographer, during the shoot, the young actress was convinced that Edmund Gwenn was actually Santa Claus (by all accounts, Gwenn was a very good-natured man on the set). It wasn't until Wood saw him out of costume at the wrap party that she realized he wasn't Santa. Read More