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.

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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 Jwelch5742

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All You Have To Do Is Believe.

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Drama | Family | Comedy

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16 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Las vacaciones de Santa Claus  »

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Released in the UK as "Secret Santa". See more »

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Patty Winslow: What do you say?
Jackson Mayhew: He's lying!
Patty Winslow: I was thinking more along the lines of 'I'm sorry'!
Jackson Mayhew: [to Richard Frangello] "I'm sorry you're lying!"
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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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Performed by Sherilyn Fenn
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WORTHWHILE
16 June 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

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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