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Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000)

A youth embarks on a journey to find his missing grandmother and prove that Santa Claus is real

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Cast overview:
Elmo Shropshire ...
The Narrator / Grandpa (voice) (as Elmo Shropshire [a.k.a. 'Dr. Elmo'])
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Cousin Mel (voice)
Susan Blu ...
Grandma (voice) (as Sue Blu)
Alex Doduk ...
Jake (voice)
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Santa Claus (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
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Jim Fisher ...
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Austin Bucks (voice) (as James Flinders)
Christopher Gaze ...
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(voice) (as Phil Hayes)
Scott McNeil ...
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Pauline Newstone ...
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Maggie Blue O'Hara ...
Daphne Spankenheimer (voice)
Drew Reichelt ...
(voice) (as Drew Rechelt)
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As if young Jake Spankenheimer doesn't have enough problems on Christmas Eve, he has to help his mom and dad prevent mean-spirited cousin Mel from taking ownership of the family store. When his grandmother gets lost in the cold in the midst of the confusion, Jake is sent out to find her, only to discover that she's become the victim of a rather unusual hit-and-run accident, and that Santa is real but not quite the sort of guy he was expecting. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

A nagyit elgázolta egy rénszarvas  »

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Goofs

When the elf comes around the corner of the cabin, he has bare hands. And in the next shot, he's wearing his green gloves. See more »

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Cousin Mel: In case you haven't noticed, Frank, your son suffers a dreaded affliction.
Frank Spankenheimer: What affliction?
Cousin Mel: The Santa-Claus-is-real syndrome. He shows all the signs. Making lists to Santa, checking them twice, good behavior, falling asleep before midnight, I figure he gets it from his grandmother.
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Santa Claus performed all of his own stunts. See more »

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Referenced in Jarhead (2005) See more »

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Grandma's Killer Fruitcake
Music & Lyrics by Rita Abrams & Elmo Shropshire
Vocals Performed by Gary Chase
Arranged by Nathan Wang & Gary Chase
By permission of Elmo Publishing/Mill Valley Music (SESAC)
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Bad in almost every way possible
9 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas specials but I really disliked this one. This did have the ingredients for it to be at least charming, but so much let it down that my head was throbbing from hitting the wall countless times. The animation is very shoddy especially in the character designs, while the music is mostly awful. The incidental music is okay, but the songs were what irked me. Not only are the melodies forgettable and the lyrics trite, some of them don't fit with the story at all. The story is a great idea but badly told, and not helped by the poor pacing and terrible dialogue. Very few of the characters are likable either, and the voice acting ranges to decent to sub-par. So all in all, this was really quite bad, at least for me. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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