"Who IS that guy?" That's what they're asking each other at the local police station when Santa Claus shows up handing out gifts. It's not so much the gifts that amaze but the fact that ol' Santa seems to know them all so well...and they haven't a clue who he is! It's not like they haven't seen people dressed for the holidays, especially since Earlene drops in costumed first as an elf and then a big bunny.
As if this weren't enough to keep them guessing, a state investigator arrives to check on some irregularities. It doesn't take long for him to get on the trail of the phantom Kris Kringle when he gets his first big break - he finds Santa's bag - full of old wallets! Could it be that Santa is a pickpocket?
From singing messengers to lovesick reporters this holiday tonic is just the antidote for a cynical world and goes a long way to prove things aren't always what they seem to be. Especially for one old gentleman. He knows what it's like to be The Man Who Wanted to Be Santa Claus.