Picks and Pans Review: The Curious Case of Santa Claus

updated 12/12/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/12/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

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Santa goes to the shrink in this Christmas special. James Coco is amusing as a Saint Nick who is driven to the couch because everyone is trying to cash in on Christmas. The program is marred by its own split personality (it switches disconcertingly from drama to documentary footage of Christmas customs), but it's still worth tuning in.

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