Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle...Santa Claus; then Susan meets Kriss Kringle, a department store Santa who believes he's the genuine article.
When a nice old man, employed as a department store Santa Claus, is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Remake of the original, about a skeptical little girl and her cynical mother finding something to believe in when a department store Santa Claus claims to be the real thing. All he has to do now is prove it in court.
The young and beautiful Doris is coerced by her clever daughter into inviting her handsome and equally clever neighbor to Thanksgiving dinner.
Kris Kringle gives a store clerk a little advice on his reindeer window display.
While tucking little Susan (Natalie Wood) into bed, a playful Kris Kringle gives blowing bubble gum bubbles a try.
Realists Doris and Susan (Maureen O'Hara and Natalie Wood) find their faith in Christmas after all.
Realistic single mother Doris Walker questions the sanity of the jolly, old man playing the Macy's department store Santa Claus when he refuses to reveal his true identity to her young daughter, Susan.
Little Susan's hopes are dashed when she doesn't get her Christmas wish from Santa Claus.
A resourceful attorney uses the authority and integrity of the United States Postal Service to prove that Santa Claus exists.
Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) attracts the attention of a window dresser and corrects his placement of the reindeer. He then attends the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and finds to his indignation that the actor cast as Santa (Percy Helton) is intoxicated. When he complains to the special events director, Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara), she persuades Kris to replace him. He proves to be sensational and is hired to be the Santa for Macy's flagship New York City store on 34th Street at Herald Square.
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