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Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story

Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story

“Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story” is an Emmy winning 25-minute TV special that originally aired in 1978. The story was cooked up by Joe Camp and Dan Witt with Joe Camp directing. It’s a pretty straight forward story line. Benji, that sensational furry movie star, is on a world wide publicity tour with Cynthia Smith and Patsy Garrett. During the holidays they stop in Switzerland where Benji is to lead a Christmas parade through a quaint town. They are picked up for the paraded by an older gentleman who introduces himself as Kris Kringle. Cynthia and  Patsy think his name is just a coincidence till Kris Kringle brings them to meet some friends of his with pointy ears. It turns out Kris Kringle has a broken leg so his elves are trying to train to do the Christmas Eve thing  themselves and are a little stressed out. Kris Kringle is hoping Benji can raise their spirits before the big night but instead it’s Kris Kringle’s heart that Benji really lifts. I won’t spoil the ending for you but it does have a very powerful message about love.