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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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Crystal Carruthers
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Derek Gowen (as David Haydn - Jones in opening credits)
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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 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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When Crystal first found the Santa letter and read it, there was no return address written anywhere on it, but she continued to say she looked up the return address to find out where they lived. See more »

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Dumb, just dumb
15 December 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Pathetic, contrived, poor acting. The homeless don't stink, the romantic lead is sexless, the little girl is scary. The rich parents are bankrolling their only child into middle age. All I can say is I watch to see just how the dumb movie would resolve. The lead didn't suffer the ending she deserved, and gave her last bit of money away. I hope her parents never find out what an airhead she is. There's not a lot to say, but the movie is maybe watchable by 10 year olds, but I would not want a child of mine using any of the so called lessons to resolve life issues. Its worse than a Disney film of the 50's. The only positive thing to be said is there is no cursing, violence or sex. Any old person could watch and not be offended except for lack of any point whatever.


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