Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.

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For the Christmas holidays, Buck Seger has been tasked with getting some reindeer from a game farm for the San Ernesto California Zoo. Sandy Brooks, an animal keeper at the zoo, is a lonely woman who uses the animals as a surrogate for human affection. Despite this, she detests Buck, who is continually pestering her to go out with him. In his task for the zoo, Buck, indulging his big game hunting passion, decides to get one of the reindeer from the wild instead. He inadvertently captures Buddy, one of Santa's new reindeer. Santa not only has come to San Ernesto to rescue Buddy, but also to teach Buddy to fly, all before Christmas Day. Santa can travel between the North Pole and any location in the world via mirrors. While in San Ernesto, Santa names himself Nick Snowden. To get Buddy back, Nick figures he has to get close to Sandy, a move that does not sit well with Buck. Nick manages to move into the boarding house where Sandy lives. Getting Buddy back is more difficult than Nick ... Written by Huggo

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Nick Snowden: Once upon a time, in a far and distant land, there lived a mean and cruel lord. And, one Christmas, this mean and cruel lord was throwing a lavish feast, for Kings and Queens. When, lo and behold, a poor beggar was caught picking scraps of food from his kitchen. Now this cruel lord was a miser, so, what did he do, but, he threw him out, into the cold winter night. But, what the cruel lord did not know, was that this was no ordinary beggar. This man was, actually, a very powerful wizard, and he ...
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References How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) See more »

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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5 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that this movie was extremely sweet and fun loving. Who could not love this movie? It really gets you into the spirit of the holidays and giving. Tom Cavanagh and Ashley Williams were magnificent and Jackie Burroughs was just as wonderful as she was in "Road to Avonlea" which is another great family show. I recommend this movie for anyone anywhere anytime. I wish there were some more romantic comedies like this one. Tom and Ashley had great chemistry together. I wish they would do another film together. I think the innocence of the movie is what captures most people. Shouldn't love be so innocent, shouldn't life?


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