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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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Nigel Hawthorne's last film. 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

Ralph: Let's do it the elf way. With chins held high.
Benson: Of course we'll hold our chins up. We'll be treading water.
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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Zat You Santa Claus
Written by Jack Fox
Performed by Garth Brooks
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Jumpin Jingle Bells!
18 December 2001 | by (Fairbanks, U.S. Territory of Alaska) – See all my reviews

Oy. For some reason, maybe it had to do a little bit with Christmas spirit, I had high hopes for this movie. Not long after this was underway those high hopes began sailing along pretty low. It's too bad. Maybe it had to do with the fact that the setting was L.A. I mean, come on, Christmas and palm trees?!? It just ain't right. There've been many Christmas movies over the last ten years and how come so many of them take place where it's snowy and cold? Because that works! Christmas is just out of place in places like L.A. Aside from that, this movie often moved along at a very slow pace. Yawn. I would have been eagerly awaiting the end if it wasn't for some absolutely hilarious lines perfectly executed by Whoopi Goldberg. Overall, I give it a "D+" - one and a half thumbs down, sadly, just about not worth spending 90 minutes on.


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