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Secret Santa (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  14 December 2003 (USA)
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Newspaper reporter Rebecca Chandler, who feels she got no fair chance to prove her worth in her three years career, looks forward to a Hawaian holiday with her fiancé Ryan, but instead of a... See full summary »

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Newspaper reporter Rebecca Chandler, who feels she got no fair chance to prove her worth in her three years career, looks forward to a Hawaian holiday with her fiancé Ryan, but instead of a ring he brings her- walking orders, he found better. So she accepts again to be the bachelor on duty in the Christmas season, and write the annual romantic non-news feel good-story, once more about the elusive Secret Santa in small-town Hamden, where the Christmas spirit it said to last all year. Bad luck follows her from Indianapolis: her car breaks down, she can only get lodgings in a home for the elderly without Internet, and nobody wants to help her unmask the secret Santa. Soon she guesses it must be the only rich philanthropist, but the popular Mr. John Martin Carter doesn't grant her an interview and isn't tricked either, in fact meets her at the worst repeatedly without her knowing him, until he arranges to be presented at the mayor's Christmas party, then invites her for dinner and proves ... Written by KGF Vissers

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She set out to uncover Santa...and discovered the best gift to open is your heart.

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This was Barbara Billingsley's final acting role before her death on October 16, 2010. See more »

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When Rebecca's Volkswagon Beetle breaks down, it emits huge clouds of steam as though it had overheated. But Volkswagons are air-cooled, so this is impossible. See more »

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Russell: Giving is its own reward.
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Best Film on TV This Christmas!!
4 January 2007 | by (Southampton, UK) – See all my reviews

I agree with Jim and the other comments. I recorded this on the off chance as I was at work and settled down to watch it a couple of days later. From the first few moments which seemed to echo my own Bah Humbug sentiments, to the final revealing of the Secret Santa, I was enchanted! In fact, having watched that film, I suddenly found some Christmas spirit and had a good old cry throughout!

What a joy to find a sweet, innocent, moving film amongst all the other rubbish and repeats that were on British TV this year.

As another reviewer said, its a shame that it will only ever been seen at Christmas time! I'm soooo glad that I haven't recorded over it so that I can watch it again and again!

Lets face it, it will never win any awards, will always be dismissed by TV reviewers but will ALWAYS be loved by those of us that discovered it one Christmas and hold it close to our hearts!


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