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Once Upon a Christmas (2000)

Santa is discouraged by a lack of Christmas spirit and wants to quit, but his daughter, Kristin, begs for one more chance to prove to him that there is hope for the world.

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Cast

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Bill Morgan
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Kristen Claus
Mary Donnelly-Haskell ...
Rudolfa Claus (as Mary Donnelly Haskell)
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Robin Avery ...
Penny Blake ...
Elf #1
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Harley Jones
Douglas Campbell ...
André Carthen ...
Principal Marsh
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Dunder
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Kyle Morgan
Grant Linneberg ...
Coach Zane
Elizabeth Prout ...
Mrs. Morgan
Jennifer Prout ...
Young Brittany
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Santa is discouraged by a lack of Christmas spirit and wants to quit, but his daughter, Kristin, begs for one more chance to prove to him that there is hope for the world.

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Can Santa's daughter turn naughty to nice and save Christmas?


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10 December 2000 (USA)  »

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A Christmas Story  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Kristen has frozen time, the flames are completely immobile. However, the smoke continues to blow out of the windows. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Johnny: Kristen says every day should be like Christmas.
Harley Jones: Oh, what a lovely thought. But when would people work?
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Connections

Followed by Twice Upon a Christmas (2001) See more »

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It Must Have Been The Mistletoe
Performed by Mary Donnelly-Haskell & Marc Cory Lee
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The meaning of faith, love and trust are lessons to be learned.
24 March 2002 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

A sweet and entertaining film of faith and love. Faith that there is good in people's hearts that sometimes gets lost on the road that we call life. Santa's youngest daughter won't let Christmas be canceled and turned over to her jaded older sister. Peace and love will prevail and kids will learn the meaning of trust--real trust. An excellent film for the whole family to watch. Kathy Ireland is very sincere in her portrayal of Kristin Klaus. John Dye is both vulnerable and hard to reach as Bill Morgan. Mary Donnelley Haskell is incorrigible as Rudolpha and a delight to watch in her wicked machinations. Once again we are reminded of the healing power of love.


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