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Dear Santa (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  26 November 2011 (USA)
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Beverly Hills 90210 alumni Jason Priestly takes the helm for this warmhearted romantic comedy about a die-hard party girl struggling to change her frivolous ways. Crystal (Amy Acker) comes ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Crystal Carruthers
Derek Gowen (as David Haydn - Jones in opening credits)
Emma Duke ...
Olivia Gowen
Pete Kennedy
Frank McCourt
Margherita Donato ...
Saleswoman (as Paulina Chmielecka)
Bob Irvine
James D. Hopkin ...
Mr. Norman Lockhart


Beverly Hills 90210 alumni Jason Priestly takes the helm for this warmhearted romantic comedy about a die-hard party girl struggling to change her frivolous ways. Crystal (Amy Acker) comes from a wealthy family. She loves spending money. Her parent's money. When they decide it's time for her to make something of her life they give her until Christmas to clean up her act. Should Crystal fail to comply, her credit cards will be promptly canceled. Petrified at the prospect of having no money and no boyfriend, Crystal has a flash of inspiration when she finds a letter to Santa from seven year old Olivia (Emma Duke). In the letter, Olivia asks Santa to find her widowed father Derek (David Haydn-Jones) a new wife. He owner of a local soup kitchen, Derek has dedicated his life to helping others. Though Crystal has never set foot in a soup kitchen, she soon seeks Derek out and begins volunteering her time in an effort to get closer to him. Little does Crystal realize that Derek's scheming ... Written by Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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26 November 2011 (USA)  »

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During the opening title sequence we see our main character walking to do some Christmas shopping. She takes out her iPhone to look at her "Shopping list" via the iPhone notes app. Even though it appears to be Christmas all around, with shops displaying seasonal window displays, the phone displays "Today 31 Mar" in the note. See more »

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This is one of the best Christmas movies I've ever seen.
3 November 2013 | by (Grand Bay, AL) – See all my reviews

My husband and I watched this movie this morning and really loved it. I strongly recommend this movie for all age groups, great movie to enjoy with the family or all by yourself. Love the storyline and just another way of showing what's meant to be will always find a way. The actors do a wonderful job of making you believe in this story. I love the way the story is written and I firmly believe in destiny and fate. The storyline of this movie starts with the lead female character played by Amy Amacker, Crystal Carruthers, who can't seem to figure out anything that she wants to do with her life but shop and take things for granted but when she meets the lead character played by David Haydn-Jones, Derek Gowen, she gets a whole new outlook on life and what she wants. Crystal is shopping one day and finds a letter that has been blown into her path by the wind. The letter is addressed to Santa and is written by Derek's daughter Olivia played by Emma Duke. After reading the letter Crystal decides to find out more about the little girl that wrote the letter and her father because she believes in fate and destiny. This movie is written by Barbara Kymlicka and directed by Jason Priestly, awesome movie, it's definitely a must see.

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