Made for television in 1996 and released to home video the subsequent year, MRS. SANTA CLAUS puts conventional musical comedy back on its pedestal. Charismatically kicking up her heels, Angela Lansbury dispels myths of ageism and sexism as her vibrant heroine steps out from behind the
shadow of her very large husband and raises consciousness in turn-of-the-century Manhattan.
When Mrs. Claus (Angela Lansbury) is unable to persuade Santa (Charles Durning) that her new sky map will cut down his travel time, she tests her theory with a pre-Christmas spin in Santa's sleigh. But an unexpected storm forces her to land in 1910 New York; preoccupied with the upcoming