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The Santa Trap (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  13 December 2002 (USA)
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A community has mixed feelings over Santa's permanent residence in their small town.

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Molly Emerson
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Bill Emerson
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Biker Max
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Chief Spivak
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Doris Spivak
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Alice (Homeless Woman)
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Brandon de Paul ...
Mike Emerson (as Brandon Michael DePaul)
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Officer Calhoun
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Carla
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Talbot Perry Simons ...
Clifford (as Woolf Simovitch)
Cork Hubbert ...
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Recently uprooted from New England, the Emerson family (Shelley Long, Robert Hays) have moved to the balmy desert southwest and the discouraged Molly claims "it doesn't feel like Christmas." Crestfallen at the thought that Santa is just a myth, young daughter Judy sets an elaborate trap and successfully snares Santa Claus. The parents call the police to report this strange but jolly intruder. Santa (Dick Van Patten) tries to prove his identity, but is arrested. Judy pleads with her father explaining that millions of kids will go without presents. Santa is placed in jail with Max (Stacy Keach), a ne'er-do-well biker. Back at the Emerson house, Bill is awakened by strange noises and surprised to see live reindeer on the roof. Now a believer, Bill goes to the police station and free Santa Claus. But the bumbling police mistake Max for Santa, and release Max the biker instead. Comic complications ensue, and Christmas hangs in the balance. Written by Anonymous

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A blunder has landed Santa in the slammer. Can the family who put him there spring him in time to save Christmas?

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Family

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When Elf 1 breaks Santa out of jail, he attacks the officers with a water gun and Silly String cans. The officers shirts are wet and covered with string. But each time they are shown outside, their shirts are dry and pressed, but when shown inside they are wet and have silly string on them. See more »

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I recommend this movie for all ages of children who still hope to believe that Santa exists.
19 February 2003 | by (Santa Monica, California) – See all my reviews

Santa Trap--This is truly an enjoyable little tale about a girl's strive to prove Santa's existence. and creating laugh-out-loud chaos in achieving her seemingly impossible goal. This was perfect for 12 year old twins and their little brother. not to mention myself who usually shies away from children's programming. I recommend this movie for all ages of children who still hope to believe that Santa exists.


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