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Santa and Pete (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 5 December 1999
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Saint Nick
Grandpa Nicholas
Maria Dangola
Tracy Douglas ...
Janet Brower
Manuel Dangola
Cassie Moore
James Eric Moore
The Governor
Rev. Bogart
Sedrathe Gillespie ...
Emily Mae Young ...
Billy Daydoge ...
Ruth de Sosa ...
Elizabeth Van Olden (as Ruth De Sosa)
Henry Rutgers (as Ray Thornton)


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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5 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La vera storia di Babbo Natale  »

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A uniquely warm and down to earth story about Santa
9 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I love reading stories to my children. It was great seeing James Earl Jones gently tying the movie together by playing a grandfather telling his grandson this very special story. I was delighted with the setting of early America. The story was filled with a mix of familiar and less heard elements of the Santa Claus traditions. Perhaps this stems from European origins, which fits well with the early American setting. The movie also did well to transcend multi-cultural lines that so many Christmas stories fall short of. My young children love viewing Christmas stories all year around. I am anxious for this to become available on VHS or DVD. "Santa and Pete" is a must see for those of you who love the feelings surrounding the Christmas holidays.

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