Picks and Pans Review: A Very Retail Christmas
updated 12/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST
In this puppet-live-action comedy special from ALE creator Paul Fusco, Santa's elves are swept by rumors that there are about to be significant layoffs at the workshop. It's a plot by Ed O'Neill, a toy manufacturer so evil that, looking at the prototype of a muscle car, he barks, "Make those edges sharper. I want to be able to shave with this."
Chuck McCann plays old Saint Nick, and Christopher Hewett is the Ghost of Christmas Past in a Santa satire so sarcastic it should have a PG-13 rating.