A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.

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Cast

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Mrs. McFarland
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Aunt Sarah
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Orel Benton
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Mr. Stewart / Santa
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Jessica Riggs
John Duda ...
Steve Riggs (as John Joseph Duda)
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Carol Wetherby
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Herb Drier
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Billy Quinn
Walter Charles ...
Minister
Victor Truro ...
Mr. Young
Marcia Porter ...
Mrs. Fairburn
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Mr. Soot
Robert Zimmermann ...
Wagnall
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Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides him in her barn and feeds him cookies, until she can return him to Santa. Her father finds him and decides to sell him to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display. Written by <Vertigus@aol.com>

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They lost the true spirit of Christmas...And found it locked in the heart of one little girl. See more »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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17 November 1989 (USA)  »

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$18,587,135 (USA)
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Trivia

Prancer was filmed in Three Oaks, MI. See more »

Goofs

When Prancer is crossing the pond about 32 minutes into the movie, a crew member can clearly be seen in the background during the crossing shot. See more »

Quotes

Jessica Riggs: He's *magical*, Carol!
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References He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

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What Christmas Classics should be!
27 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

With all of the hype that surrounds the many Christmas releases and remakes, here's an original that all of the family should see. It is sweet yet real. It restores hope and decency to movies.

We've rented it before, now we own it. After "A Christmas Story" and the Alistaire Sim version of "A Christmas Carol", this is the Christmas movie our family MUST watch every year.


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