Question: I'm looking for a movie I loved as a kid in which a family lives at the North Pole and is involved with drilling for oil. They find that they're right next to Santa's workshop and that the drilling is killing the North Pole; there may be no more Santa or elves if they can't stop the destruction. It isn’t animated and was always aired on one of the networks 10 or so years ago, but the movie itself might be older.
Answer: That sounds like the made-for-TV movie The Night They Saved Christmas (1984), directed by Jackie Cooper, in which professional oil rigger Paul Le Mat is warned by someone who claims to be Santa’s head elf (Paul Williams) that if he doesn't stop dynamiting the ice fields, th
Question: Please tell me all you can about the late '70s show Sugar Time. All I remember is that it starred Barbi Benton. Anything you could add would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Answer: Well, I don't have much more than you, Nick, but here goes.
As you say, Sugar Time! (never forget the all-important exclamation point, please), which ran on ABC from August 1977 through the following May, starred Ms. Benton as aspiring singer Maxx. Joining her to make up a wannabe rock trio called (surprise) Sugar were Marianne Black (Maggie) and Didi Carr (Diane). The three — whose day jobs were, respectively, hatcheck girl (did enough people still wear those to require such a thing in the '70s?), children's dance instructor and dental hygienist — lived together and strutted their stuff at a joint called Al Marks' Tryout Room. (Wynn Irwin played Al.)
The musical duties on the show were over