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Farewell Mr. Kringle (2010)

A magazine journalist who no longer celebrates Christmas visits the quaint town of Mistletoe to blog about an inspirational - albeit questionably delusional - man who parades around pretending to be the real Santa Claus.

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Annabelle Wahl
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Mark Stafford
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Kris Kringle (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
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Zelda
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Mayor Phil Green
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Hank
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Zoe Marsden
Tony Cicchetti ...
Jake
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Lloyd
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Dr. Nora
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Harley
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Carly
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Betty Anne Clark
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Jonathan (Animal Shelter Worker)
Harrison Forsyth ...
Josh
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A magazine journalist who no longer celebrates Christmas visits the quaint town of Mistletoe to blog about an inspirational - albeit questionably delusional - man who parades around pretending to be the real Santa Claus.

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The third of five (as of 2015) Christmas/Santa Claus themed movies directed by Kevin Connor, beginning with Santa, Jr. (2002), A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004), Farewell Mr. Kringle (2010), Annie Claus is Coming to Town (2011), and most recently, A Christmas Kiss II (2014). See more »

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Kringle: Looking in the rear-view mirror, is no way to live one's life.
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All Through the Night
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Traditional Welsh folk tune 'Ar Hyd y Nos', lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton
Sung by William Morgan Sheppard
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Out of Pain, Joy
5 December 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A very pleasant little Hallmark Channel TV movie as Christine Taylor, a new-media journalist -- she blogs for a website -- goes to the town of Mistletoe to cover their Christmas festival and their renowned Santa Claus, who has been doing this yearly bit for half a century.

It's all about the healing power of good will, and the direction and performances are very good. Unhappily, the script is a bit below par as plot points are advanced by talking, including Miss Taylor's voice-over of her blog -- I'm a great believer that when you're looking at a movie, they should show you things happening, not tell you -- but William Morgan Sheppard makes as good a Santa as I've seen since Edmund Gwenn.


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