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Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Elmo Shropshire ...
The Narrator / Grandpa (voice) (as Elmo Shropshire [a.k.a. 'Dr. Elmo'])
...
Cousin Mel (voice)
Susan Blu ...
Grandma (voice) (as Sue Blu)
Alex Doduk ...
Jake (voice)
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Santa Claus (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
(voice)
Jim Fisher ...
(voice)
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Austin Bucks (voice) (as James Flinders)
Christopher Gaze ...
(voice)
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(voice) (as Phil Hayes)
Scott McNeil ...
(voice)
Pauline Newstone ...
(voice)
Maggie Blue O'Hara ...
Daphne Spankenheimer (voice)
Drew Reichelt ...
(voice) (as Drew Rechelt)
Venus Terzo ...
(voice)
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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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31 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagyit elgázolta egy rénszarvas  »

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Goofs

In one multiple shots grandmas is face down in the snow after being run over. When Santa stops to attend to her, she's on her back instead, arms still out. None of the snow is disturbed, so she clearly didn't roll over. And the note is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Frank Spankenheimer: Here it is, the last of Grandma's fruitcakes.
Jake's Mother: Is it still good? Did she use preservatives?
Frank Spankenheimer: Preservatives? It's a fruitcake.
[bounces the fruitcake]
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No reindeer were harmed during the production of this motion picture. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: We Wish You a Turtle Christmas (2015) See more »

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Grandma's Spending Christmas With the Superstars
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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I wouldn't recommend it
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Trite and tiring, the one-liners almost made me cry. My 4 year old left the room and ended up doing a puzzle. I don't know what age group this was written for, but the writer himself/herself didn't even want credit. As for the song, it's mildly amusing. At least it was a decade ago. There are many Christmas movies to watch. Although I've seen some many more times than this, they are still enjoyable. Whenever this comes on, I try to encourage my child to watch something else. One positive note, that allowed a vote of 2 instead of 1, is that it encourages good moral values. That would have been encouraging, if anyone were watching.


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