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Release Date:
11 December 2009 (USA) See more »
In 1897, one little girl showed an entire city what it means to believe...
New York City. It's 1897. Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon has always loved Christmas. Until the day... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Neil Patrick Harris ... Dr. Philip O'Hanlon (voice)

Bea Miller ... Virginia O'Hanlon (voice) (as Beatrice Miller)

Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Mrs. Laura O'Hanlon (voice)

Alfred Molina ... Francis Church (voice)

Michael Buscemi ... Scraggly Santa (voice)
Kieran Patrick Campbell ... Ollie (voice)
Nicholas Sireci ... Barry (voice)

Andrew Cherry ... George (voice)

Taylor Hay ... Taylor (voice)

Julian Franco ... Charlotte (voice)
Andrea Kessler ... Miriam (voice)

Chuck Nice ... Louis (voice)
Robb Pruitt ... Santa (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marge Royce ... Charlotte's Mother (voice)

Directed by
Pete Circuitt 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wayne Best  co-creator
Glenn Eichler  consultant writer
Matt MacDonald  co-creator
Chris Plehal  written by

Produced by
Joe Calabrese .... consulting producer
Dexton Deboree .... executive producer
Mick Ebeling .... executive producer
Joe Feczko .... executive producer
Robin Feldman .... co-executive producer
Chet Fenster .... executive producer
Clair Grupp .... consulting producer
Kallan Kagan .... producer (as Kallen Kagen)
Harvey Marco .... executive producer
Ty Montague .... executive producer
Kate Schwerin .... producer
Betsy Spence .... consulting producer
Peter Tortorici .... executive producer
Helena Touseull .... consulting producer
Beth Waxman-Arteta .... consulting producer
Original Music by
Nicholas Hooper 
Cinematography by
Shawn Colbeck 
Film Editing by
Matt Ahrens 
Casting by
Wendy Litwack 
Production Management
Gareth Elliott .... project manager
Brian Lynch .... production manager
Noelle Romano .... production manager
Art Department
Lucian Boicu .... texture artist
Greg Gibbons .... lead matte painter
Marcus Reed .... storyboard artist
Bill Sneed .... lead character design
Andrew Woodhouse .... artistic leadership
Sound Department
John Bowen .... sound designer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Imran Awan .... lead final layout artist
Freddy Chaleur .... surfacing supervisor
Robert Dale .... lighting and compositing artist
James Deschenes .... surfacing technical director
Brian Dignadice .... surfacing artist
Rafael Fernandez-Stoll .... lighting and compositing artist
Jay Harwood .... technical director
Amir Honarmand .... lighting and compositing artist
Alan Kennedy .... post production supervisor
Sunny Hj Kim .... texture artist
Casey Kirkpatrick .... modeler
Keren Kurtz .... lighting and compositing artist
Kang Sub Lee .... lighting and compositing artist
So Hyeon Lee .... lighting and compositing artist
Jing Jing Liu .... lighting and compositing artist
Philip Luk .... animation technical director
Bryan Luren .... lead lighter & compositor
Ken Ouellette .... cg supervisor
Zebulon Pike .... lighting and compositing artist
Ryan Quaglia .... post production assistant
Damian Upton .... senior systems administrator
Anna Wagner-Lopez .... lead lighter & compositor (as Anne Wagner-Lopez)
Charlie Wong .... surfacing/texture artist
Animation Department
Jordan Benning .... animator
Renee Brunton .... animator
Jenn de Jong .... animator
Scott Heatherley .... animator
Kyran Kelly .... cg director
Hanung Lee .... modeler
Joe Levac .... layout artist
Jesse Lickman .... animation supervisor
Christie Moore .... animator
Casting Department
Matthew Jon Beck .... additional casting
Karyn Feiner .... additional casting
Rachael Klein .... casting assistant
Micah Dahlberg .... casting associate (uncredited)
Other crew
Tod Raymond Baudais .... CG Software Supervisor
Glenn Eichler .... script consultant
Duck Grossberg CSI .... data wrangler (as Duck Grossberg)
Abby Leber .... account manager
Sandra Maglieri .... recruiter
Daniel A. Murray .... project manager - technology
Mel Senecal .... coordinator
Jeff Young .... head of finance: Starz Animation
Glen Yu .... systems administrator

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second tier Christmas special, 24 September 2016
Author: SnoopyStyle

Based on an 1897 editorial in The New York Sun, eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon believes in Santa Claus but it seems few others do. Her little brother suggests the skinny vagrant in the dirty Santa suit as the real Santa Claus. Her friends don't believe. She can't find any definitive answer in any book. Her father suggests writing to the newspaper. The editor is dismissive at first but eventually, with the vagrant Santa's urging, writes the iconic editorial.

The animation is second tier even for a TV special. It's a little dirty and grim. The story is really simple. The editorial is where the heart is and a larger portion of it has to be read. Like Linus reciting the biblical passage, the words have great power. This is a lesser level Christmas special but it's very sincere in its sentiment.

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