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The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 13 December 1984
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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Loomis
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Hedda
Buddy Douglas ...
Dr. Fernando
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Jack
Michael Keys Hall ...
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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 | Fantasy

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13 December 1984 (USA)  »

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Joulupukki pulassa  »

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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 Ed is taking them to North Pole City in the tracked vehicle, the tracks of the camera vehicle can be seen in the snow in one wide shot of the tracked vehicle traveling forward through the snow. See more »

Quotes

C.B.: [about Michael] You're going to ruin Christmas forever.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XI (2000) See more »

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Great Holiday Family Film
30 November 2005 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

I've enjoyed this movie ever since I've first seen it back in the 80s and still enjoy it today. The special FX are decent especially for the era this film came out of but better than most(Santa Claus conquers the Martins). The plot of drilling for oil at the North Pole area is unique. And Santa's dislike of the song "Jingle Bells" can be agreed upon by most during the Christmas season. The scenes of Northpole City are very creative. The use of technology however does take a little away from the mystery surrounding Santa Claus but then people today want everything answered with science. The movie helps make Santa into a more realistic character. A highly enjoyable film for the whole family.


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