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Call Me Claus (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family  -  2 December 2001 (USA)
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When Lucy Cullins, a successful but cranky producer at a home shopping network, hires an actor named Nick to play Santa Claus on the network she gets more than she bargained for. Nick ... See full summary »

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Lucy Cullins
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Nick
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Cameron
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Taylor
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Ralph
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Dwayne (as Frankie R. Faison)
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P.A.
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Mama
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Teamster Santa
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Iesha
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Himself
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Boy onlooker (as Nicholas Barb)
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Telemarketer
Meredith Bird ...
Meredith (voice)
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Doorman
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When Lucy Cullins, a successful but cranky producer at a home shopping network, hires an actor named Nick to play Santa Claus on the network she gets more than she bargained for. Nick really is Santa Claus, and he faces mandatory retirement after 200 years on the job. Nick must find his replacement by Christmas Eve or the world will face dire consequences and he has his sights set on Lucy. Written by Patrick Spreng <spreng@kosher.com>

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christmas | destiny

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If She's Going To Save Christmas, She's Got Some Big Shoes To Fill.

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Nigel Hawthorne's last film. See more »

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When the church congregation is outside when 'Santa' flies away, in between shots, the veil on Mama's hat alternates from being covered in snow to just having a few flakes. See more »

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Member of the congregation: Hey everybody. You're not gonna believe this, it's snowing outside. This is amazing, it hasn't snowed in Los Angeles - never.
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The Whoopi Claus
5 December 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Because she had true Christmas spirit as a young lass, "Shop-A-Lot" TV producer/pitch-woman Whoopi Goldberg (as Lucy Cullins) is chosen to be the world's new Santa Claus. This decision was made (in a 1965 flashback) by traditional roly-poly red-suited Nigel Hawthorne (as Nick). Being "Santa Claus" is revealed to be a 200-year job. If the presently grow-up and grumpy Ms. Goldberg can't get her girlish Christmas groove back, Earth will suffer a massive flood. Call her Scrooge. For Goldberg's Los Angeles-based home-shopping channel, she hires Mr. Hawthorne as a seasonal sales-marketing Santa and he tries to win her over. For a TV movie, "Call Me Claus" is nicely produced. This was the last role for Hawthorne, who performs memorably. The soundtrack music (by Van Dyke Parks) pleasantly moves it along. Having a woman take over the role of Santa Claus is an interesting and welcome premise, but the story really doesn't work. As it's destined to get lost in future years, we won't have to explain to millions of confused young children how Whoopi lost the job.

***** Call Me Claus (12/2/01) Peter Werner ~ Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne, Taylor Negron, Brian Stokes Mitchell


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