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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Storyline

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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A Christmas adventure for the whole family. See more »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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17 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Jessica und das Rentier  »

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$18,587,135 (USA)
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The holiday and reindeer aside, this story bears a strong resemblance to that of Pollyanna (1960). See more »

Goofs

When we first see the close-up shot of the reindeer setup (with Prancer intact) being raised up downtown, one of the railroad crossing gates is up though we can hear the crossing bells ringing and a train approaching. The following long shot shows the crossing gates completely down with their lights flashing. 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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3 January 2009 | by (Ghaziabad, India) – See all my reviews

Well, Very Few Christmas Movies touches your heart immensely as Prancer do!It really captures the spirit of the Christmas, and shows that not every one have that perfect happy Christmas as they show in many movies! Life may seem & is lonely for many people, even on Christmas, but then Christmas always is magical, and if you believe in it with your heart, Christmas never remains the same, but it becomes more special than ever. This Movie has some marvelous performances by Rebecca Harrell & Sam Eliott, and makes the movie a great watch with the Family, especially on Christmas! Watch it, you wont be Disappointed!


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