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

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Trivia

Nick mentions that he is called "Kris Kringle" in Holland. Actually the Dutch name for Father Christmas is "de kerstman". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lucy: You "sleigh" me!
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Connections

References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by Garth Brooks
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Beautiful....!
1 December 2003 | by (Poole, England) – See all my reviews

I think it should've been released into cinemas rather than made for TV...instead, this year - we got Elf! What's with that?

Although this film is rather slow paced, it's funny in all the right places and without trying too hard.

A heartwarming (sometimes heart wrenching) story that includes a fantastic cast. Whoopi Goldberg (great as ever in her role as Lucy Cullins), Nigel Hawthorne (as the most convincing Santa Claus I have ever had the honour of seeing in a movie) and Victor Garber (in a wickedly comical role!).

I watched it for the first time this morning and I want to watch it again and again and again!






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