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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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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 (Art Carney) 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 »

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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 »

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Sumner Murdock: [Sumner is now changed and being happy] Congratulations, Michael. You're in for a big promotion. You're going get a bigger house, you're going get a big bonus.
Michael: Thanks, but you can keep the promotion.
Sumner Murdock: Oh, no, no. Listen, Michael, you deserve it, kid. You deserve it.
Michael: I know I do. But you can consider this my resignation.
Sumner Murdock: Oh, no. You're going to think differently about it in the morning. I'll talk to you then, huh?
Michael: We're all going back to Los Angeles permanently next week.
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super movie
11 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I've been looking for this movie all over the internet, all i can find is amazon, even my local video stores don't have it..one of the most heartwarming stores I've ever seen, just a super job of bringing you a little down then lifting you up with the belief in the north pole folk. Wish it were a little more widely available. Best Christmas movie I've seen. It would be a good investment for a family who wants to spend some quality time together and see the magic of Christmas. Paul Lemat and Paul williams are excellent as is Jacly Smith who seems to appear all to infrequently in movies these days.

Again a masterful job of bringing the magic of Christmas alive and making believers out of even the most cold hearted.


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