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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (2010)

When Santa sets off on his Christmas duties a day early, crashes into the Fox family's house, ends up with amnesia and loses his magic sack of presents, he needs help! But the Fox family ... See full summary »

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When Santa sets off on his Christmas duties a day early, crashes into the Fox family's house, ends up with amnesia and loses his magic sack of presents, he needs help! But the Fox family are a modern and broken family. Can they help him? The parents are preoccupied with work and the kids aren't very festive. But it's up to them to help Santa find his magical bag of toys and the clock is ticking or Christmas will be ruined. Forced to set their own problems aside and work together the Fox family rediscover how much they enjoy being together and realise that maybe they need to reprioritise their lives. The Night Before The Night Before Christmas is a crazy Christmas fantasy for all the family, brimming with festive spirit. Written by Anonymous

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20 November 2010 (USA)  »

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Eine Vorweihnachtsgeschichte  »

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When Santa is first ready to take off, Nigel tells him to start his flight in New Zealand, in the easternmost time zones, and work his way west as the time zones progress. That notion is discarded for the rest of the movie as Santa spends Christmas Eve in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nigel, Santa and the Foxes work on the premise that they have to get everything ready for Santa by midnight Central Standard Time (in Milwaukee), while Christmas Day is already almost over in places like New Zealand. See more »

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The Night Before Christmas was great
4 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another Hallmark Christmas movie with plenty of the right elements but somewhat uninspired.

Santa crashes and loses his memory. He takes up residence at a disjointed, not really in the spirit of Christmas, family led by the ever watchable Jennifer Beals. His chief elf(not from 'Elf'), nicely played by Jordan Prentice, works with the family to try to help Santa get it together in time for you know what.

The family is too tied up in their work and own affairs to appreciate the meaning of the season and each other.

It's clean and well meaning but not super funny or novel. I'd say enjoy it for what it is. Merry Christmas!

Fun action believable, some sad family scene, but it ended with everyone finding themselves and the meaning of Christmas. well worth watching. Wow, haven't seen Jennifer Beals in a while - she looks great! Looks like a fun new Christmas movie!


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