Serving as a last-minute replacement, Kris Kringle is offered a job as a Macy's toy-department Santa. Supervisor Doris Walker soon begins having second thoughts about hiring Kris when he begins advising customers to shop elsewhere for toys that they can't find at Macy's. Amazingly, Mr. Macy considers Kris' shopping tips to be an excellent customer-service "gimmick," and insists that the old fellow keep his job. Kris agrees to take a room with lawyer Fred Gailey during the Christmas season. It happens that Fred is sweet on Doris, and Kris hopes he can bring the two together. Kris is also desirous of winning over the divorced Doris' little daughter Natalie Wood, who in her few years on earth has lost a lot of the Christmas spirit. Complications ensue when Macy's nasty in-house psychologist, arranges to have Kris locked up in Bellevue as a lunatic. Fred represents Kris at his sanity hearing, rocking the New York judicial system to its foundations by endeavoring to prove in court that Kris is, indeed, the real Santa Claus!
Did you know?
The real R.H. (Rowland Hussey) Macy died in 1877, 70 years prior to the time of the film. Read More