The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
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The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives

The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives is a Christmas-themed Merrie Melodies animated short film, originally released on January 7, 1933. It makes use of a Great Depression setting of Christmas where Santa Claus is seeking shelter. The short takes place at a shantytown; hence the name "The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives".

The film was directed by Rudolf Ising of Harman-Ising Productions. The film score was composed by Frank Marsales.


On Christmas Eve, a sad and lonely boy, walks past a church, and listening the people inside sing, Silent night. He walks past a house, and watches the people celebrate Christmas with their family. Suddenly, a gust of wind blows, knocks him against the wall of a nearby toolshed, and covers him in snow. When he returns home, the boy opens his stocking, and discovers nothing inside. As he lies in a chair there crying, he hears the sound of slay bells ringing. He goes by the window, and sees that it's Santa Claus! The boy joins Santa for some holiday fun in the shanty where he lives, since the boy has been good all year.

The joy in Santa's shanty includes singing toys, a jazz band, and a singing doll. Eventually, a Christmas tree catches fire, and everybody does what they can too put it out. The boy manages to put out the fire by connecting a hose to bagpipes, squirting the tree, and putting out the fire. Everybody cheers as the cartoon ends.


This cartoon is available on "The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Vol. 3" laserdisc.

This cartoon has fallen into the public domain and therefore can be found on many low budget VHS and DVD releases.

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