After the death of his parents, 10-year-old, Jackson Mayhew (Culkin), moves in with his Aunt. But when he befriends an elderly man (Cronyn), he begins to suspect that the old man is actually Santa Claus.
Jackson Mayhew, a 10-year-old boy whose parents died in a tragic accident, moves to Florida to live with his aunt Patty, a bartender and aspiring singer who lives and works in a failing hotel. During his summer vacation at the hotel, Jackson meets Sam Clausner, an elderly man with white hair, a white beard and a curious last name. After Jackson spreads a rumor that Sam is Santa Claus, a curious Richard Frangello checks into the hotel. Written by
Hume Cronyn's final film, and a fitting tribute to his endearing talent and solid acting ability. A holiday treat, maybe not quite up there wiuth A CHRISTMAS STORY, but well worth seeing. A young Culkin sibling steals the show in every scene he is in, which is a lot, and Sherilyn Fenn shows she is more than just a forgotten mannequin from TWIN PEAKS.
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