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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'])
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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 ...
(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

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 »

Quotes

Jake Spankenheimer: [seeing the family's new inflatable Christmas tree] But our family always goes out and gets a real tree.
Daphne Spankenheimer: Don't you want to save the forest? Nobody gets a tree anymore, it's not cool.
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Crazy Credits

No reindeer were harmed during the production of this motion picture. See more »

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Referenced in Eight Crazy Nights (2002) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Arranged by Nathan Wang
Phil Roman/The Fred Rappoport Company Music Publishing (BMI)
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What's next? Broadway?
5 December 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

When this first came out as a song, it was amusing, a light chuckle along the lines of Weird Al's Christmas at Ground Zero. That was over a decade ago. Now someone's decided that we need a 50-minutes explanation of the backstory behind the song.

The storylines not bad...it's the sort of Christmas special that seems naggingly familiar, from the courtroom scene (Miracle on 34th Street) to the tycoon buying a locally run store (Gremlins 2). The animation is crude though, with a cookie-cutter feel to it. The producers apparently felt that we needed more songs by the same artist, all of which are lethargic one-verse ditties devoid of humor.

One thing I'll give credit to: The 'evil tycoon' at least is written by the books. But overall, this novelty of a video makes a better bookstop than anything else.


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