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A Different Kind of Christmas (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  9 December 1996 (USA)
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When you're the city attorney you don't need the kinds of problems that her father was giving her. After her mother died, her father began doing his "Santa Schick," as she called it, much ... See full summary »

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Elizabeth Gates
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Janell McLeod ...
Fran
Keith Flippen ...
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Rebecca Koon ...
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Wells Struble ...
Charlie
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When you're the city attorney you don't need the kinds of problems that her father was giving her. After her mother died, her father began doing his "Santa Schick," as she called it, much more intensely... which meant that he turned his home into a kind of year-round Santa Claus castle where children of all ages could come to see the wonderful presents and no child ever left without a gift. But what's wrong with this kind of philanthropic generosity was that it totally embarrassed her when, as city attorney, it fell to her to make him stop his 'commercial' enterprise in an area zoned for private homes. But there's more to it than that and the outcome is not quite what you'd expect. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Santa Claus - A Neighbor from Heaven or Hell?

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Who could get angry with Santy?
17 December 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A man, claiming to be Santa, moves to a new town and instantly antagonizes his neighbors. Even though he is popular with the kids and does many good deeds, the complaints cause trouble for him with the police and a local politician, a woman who harbors a deep hostility for the old gent. "Santa's" true identity is eventually revealed and the lady must make a few important decisions. Good film for the holidays.


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