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Call Me Claus (2001)

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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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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The list of Santa candidates in the lead Elf's book: Andrew Richtoy Robert Brenner Thomas Hoffanth Steve Glick Bill Douglass Jon Huddle Tom Hoberman Don Steel Fred Rubin Buot Pearl F. Lee Bailey 'Lucy Cullins' See more »

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When Lucy's niece is singing her solo with the choir she has her hair pinned back in a ponytail. In the next shot she has it down in the front with barettes and then up again later. See more »

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Lucy: If you're not careful, I could fire you.
Ralph: It's a lifetime contract and elves age slowly.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Winter Wonderland
Written by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith)
Performed by Garth Brooks
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Ho-ho-hum
27 December 2011 | by (Hartford, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Like many made-for-TV Christmas movies, you'll be able to figure out the entire plot within the first five minutes, and you'll know exactly how it's going to end.

Whoopi Goldberg stars, but even though she seems to be just going through the motions, I imagine the movie would have been worse with a lesser actress in the lead role. Nigel Hawthorne, portraying Santa Claus, is by far the brightest spot in the movie.

If you've seen more than a handful of other Christmas movies, you've seen all of this before. Think "The Santa Clause" with Whoopi Goldberg instead of Tim Allen, and you're 90% of the way there.

But it's Christmas, after all. I imagine there are worse things you could do during the holidays.


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