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J'ai rencontré le Père Noël (1984)

G  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  5 December 1984 (France)
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Holiday tale of a young boy asking Santa for his parents, mysteriously vanished during an African expedition, to return home for Christmas.


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Credited cast:
Karen Chéryl ...
Good Fairy / Teacher
Armand Meffre ...
Emeric Chapuis ...
Alexia Haudot ...
Elodie (as Little Alexia)
Jeanne Herviale ...
Dominique Hulin ...
Hélène Ruby ...
Jean-Louis Foulquier ...
Baye Fall ...
Véronique Passetchnik
Stephan Loison
Herve Schmitz
Little Nicolas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Davenport ...
Simon (voice)


Holiday tale of a young boy asking Santa for his parents, mysteriously vanished during an African expedition, to return home for Christmas.

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Santa's space-age adventure for everyone!


Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi






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5 December 1984 (France)  »

Also Known As:

I Believe in Santa Claus  »

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2.35 : 1
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The first edition of the soundtrack 33 rpm output in France was quickly withdrawn from sale because Karen Cheryl had not asked permission from his producer (Ibach) to turn in the film and sing songs. The disc was reissued with the same cover but with a new singer: Tilda (known then as the Tilda Rejwan). In Quebec, Nathalie Simard, who interprets songs. See more »


Noël un enfant
Written by Francis Lai & Pierre-André Dousset
Performed by Karen Chéryl
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Simon, Elodie, Santa Claus, Mary Ellen and Gramma = PARTAY!
10 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is beyond the slightest shadow of a doubt, the most ridiculous movie ever made. HOWEVER, it is entirely impossible to watch this movie and NOT be entertained. My brother and I have watched this movie every Christmas since we were 3 and 4. We laugh, we cry, we sing along... Not really. Actually, we DO laugh.. a lot. When the fairy takes the children to the "workshop" and the elves sing a little song, listen to the words... you'll understand why. Also, classic scenes like Santa arguing with a monkey.. and Santa swimming with a crocodile are spellbinding. Watch for the scene where Santa literally throws the dog across the room in order to wake the children... When the maintenance man throws putty at Simon's face, the look in the child's eyes is priceless! When you watch this movie, make sure you "Stop All Your Crying Business", what for, you say? You'll find out!! ;)

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