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The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  13 December 1984 (USA)
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An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will ... See full summary »

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Claudia Baldwin
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Michael Baldwin
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Sumner Murdock
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Ed
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Laura Jacoby ...
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Marin
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Anne Haney ...
Hedda
Buddy Douglas ...
Dr. Fernando
Billy Curtis ...
Jack
Michael Keys Hall ...
Faulkner
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An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her children to convince her husband (who works for the company) that the first site is where the oil they want is. Along the way, Santa explains all his secrets in delivering presents all around the world. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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You're going to believe in Santa all over again!

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Drama | Family

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Trivia

When Santa tries to prove to Claudia that he's Santa, he knows that she was living in Houston, Texas at an early age. In real life, Jaclyn Smith (Claudia) was born in Houston, Texas. See more »

Goofs

When Michael Baldwin and Ed first meet, Michael walks in to meet Ed who is standing on his couch. Ed hopped off the couch to speak with Ed and has his hands behind his back. On the reverse angle shot Ed is standing with his hands in front of him. See more »

Quotes

C.B.: Dad please listen to me! I promise to never to ask you for anything ever again! I promise, I promise! Please listen to me!
Michael: I guess I haven't listened to much, haven't I?
C.B.: No dad!
Michael: Alright, I'm listening.
C.B.: If you would believe in Santa Claus, you'd be right too. In rescuing Mom, David, and Marianne. What if there in North Pole city when you dynamite Site B?
Michael: O.K. I'll cancel the dynamite until we take another look up there.
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Great Christmas movie
19 November 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I loved watching this one with my kids when they were little and now can't wait to share it with my grandkids.

North Pole city was so magical.

Great scenery.

I loved the way Santa made the Jaclyn Smith character believe in him.

It has something to appeal to all ages from 2 year olds up to .......

Not too heavy for kids and not to silly for adults.

The only thing I didn't like was the way the parents were at odds over

living up there.

I didn't see the relevance of that as far as bringing anything to the movie- that part could have been left out.

Anyone who doesn't like this movie is just an old Scrooge. :D


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