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Special Delievery "SD" Kluger is the narrator of two Rankin/Bass specials, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, & The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town. He is a friendly mailman who drives a snowmobile/mail truck, and tells the local children how Santa Claus came to be when his truck breaks down. He recites the entire story of Santa Claus's origins, including how he met his wife Jessica, how he got his magic powers from the Winter Warlock, how elves came to be, and showing the origin of the flying reindeer. When he finishes his story, his truck has been mended, and he resumes making his mail delivery to Santa and Jessica, singing the titular song.

S.D. later reappeared as the narrator in another Rankin/Bass holiday special - The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town, in which he answered questions about the origins of the Easter Bunny and also drives a steam train named Chugs (who is the famous "Little Engine That Could", whose story is also adapted as part of the special). This special notably revealed that S.D. was a citizen of Kidville in his youth.

The character is a caricature of his performer, Fred Astaire.



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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph | Hermey | Yukon Cornelius | Clarice | Abominable Snow Monster

Cricket on the Hearth
Cricket Crocket | Caleb Plummer | Bertha Plummer | Edward Benton

The Little Drummer Boy
Aaron | Baba, Samson, and Joshua

Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman | Karen | Hocus Pocus

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
SD Kluger | Santa Claus | Miss Jessica | Winter Warlock | Topper | The Kringles

The Year Without a Santa Claus
Snow Miser | Heat Miser | Jingle and Jangle

Frosty's Winter Wonderland

Rudolph's Shiny New Year
Father Time | Baby New Year | O.M | Sir 1023 | 1776 | Big Ben

Nestor, the Long–Eared Christmas Donkey

Jack Frost
Jack Frost | Pardon-Me-Pete | Elisa | Snip | Holly | Sir Ravenal Rightfellow | Father Winter

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
Milton | Laine Loraine | Lily Loraine | Lady Boreal

The Last Unicorn
Amalthea | Schmendrick | Molly Grue | Prince Lir

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