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The Miracle on 34th Street is a 1994 remake of the original Miracle on 34th Street (1947). It is the story about a man named Kris Kringle getting hired to act as Santa Clause during a Thanksgiving parade due to an intoxicated Santa Clause actor and later on gets hired to be the Santa Clause at Macy’s department store in New York City.
What many children in this movie immediately suspect seems to be true: that Kris Krinlge is the actual Santa Clause. When the actor who was unable to be Santa Clause due to his alcoholic tendencies provoces Kringle a big trial starts – leading up to a sappy, let’s grin together and have a joyful american celebration.
Much like Narnia I’m betting that I would roll my eyes if someone served me this movie today, but over the years I have grown quite attached to it come Christmas and with December 24th clicking closer and closer I’d say it’s a perfectly ok movie.
I have never seen the original movie but considering it got 3 Oscars (Supporting Actor, Screenplay, Writing – this category being no longer in the Oscar mix) and nominated for Best Picture, I guess, the original is better, but it doesn’t have the nostalgia powered feelings coming along with it when I watch the remake