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Santa and Pete (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  5 December 1999 (USA)
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It's the first Christmas without Grandma and a diffucult time for the family, until Gradpa (James Earl Jones, Star Wars, Field of Dream) decides to share a story with his ten-year-old grandson Terence.

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Grandpa Nicholas
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Pete
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Maria Dangola
Tracy Douglas ...
Janet Brower
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Manuel Dangola
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Cassie Moore
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James Eric Moore
Herb Mitchell ...
The Governor
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Rev. Bogart
Sedrathe Gillespie ...
Terence
Emily Mae Young ...
Marlene
Billy Daydoge ...
Shawnee
Ruth de Sosa ...
Elizabeth Van Olden (as Ruth De Sosa)
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Henry Rutgers (as Ray Thornton)
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It's the first Christmas without Grandma and a difficult time for the family, until Grandpa (James Earl Jones - Star Wars, Field of Dreams) decides to share a story with his ten-year-old grandson Terence. It's the story of Santa and Pete, a tale that has been handed down for generations. Written by Anonymous

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La vera storia di Babbo Natale  »

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Sweet Multicultural Movie
5 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie on Hulu in 2009. It's a sweet movie that hints at some spirituality and incorporates a small amount of history to show how the story of Santa and Christmas has evolved. The movie says the story comes from a Dutch legend and I have seen various other locations mention a Santa and Pete Dutch legend although probably significantly different. It is enjoyable for the whole family. My children were enraptured and the adults found it fun and wholesome. At the time of this post the book that the movie is based on and the movie can be found on Amazon. I would say the phrase 'Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men' summarizes the goal of the multicultural angle of the movie. It is an enjoyable piece without many adult themes which is a rare find.


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