Santa’s Magic Toy Bag (1983) – By Jason S. Lockard

Paul Fusco is best known as the creator, voice, and puppeteer of ALF, but years before unveiling the iconic character, Fusco wrote, produced, and puppeteered a number of holiday specials. Now, Legend Films is releasing one of those special on DVD ‘Santa’s Magic Toy Bag.’

This little special follows an apprentice elf named Sherman who tries his best to fit in but can’t seem to do anything right! Working in every department and failing in every one, Santa tries to bolster Sherman’s self-esteem by entrusting him to guard his magic toy bag until Christmas Eve.

This is a very entertaining little film that the whole family will enjoy. The bonus features on this DVD include a blooper reel, a Santa sing-a-long and Sherman’s toy design book.

If you loved Paul Fusco’s Alf treat yourself to this cute Christmas special! I think it may just become a regular event in your families Christmas viewing schedule. Head over to and pick up your copy today.

Moral Rating: nothing offensive
Audience: families
Genre: comedy / adventure
Length: 40 minutes
DVD Release: 2014
Our Rating: A