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Dear Santa (2011)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 26 November 2011
A young woman who comes from a life of privilege falls for the owner of a soup kitchen after discovering a Dear Santa letter written by his seven year old daughter.

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Crystal Carruthers
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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 is 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 cancelled. 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 girlfriend... Written by Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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26 November 2011 (USA)  »

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CAD 3,950,000 (estimated)
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Both Amy Acker and Gina Holden starred in the first season of Supernatural(2005). See more »

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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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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Music by Mitch Lee
Sung by Jocelyn Alice
(p) 2011 Locash Records
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What a wonderful Christmas love story !!!!!

I recommended this movie to about a dozen people, and every single one of them loved it and watched it at least a second time. Most movies that I watched that were billed to be a Christmas movie either had a plot that had too little mention of Christmas or showed very sporadic scenery that just didn't remind you that you were actually watching a Christmas movie. Not Dear Santa, it was sprinkled throughout the movie perfectly. It is exactly what it was meant to be. A beautiful love story centered around Christmastime with great character acting and a wonderful, quick moving storyline. Romantic, cute, funny, sad, happy, covers all the emotional bases and even has a beautiful song in it, too. And don't be surprised if your eyes well up once or twice .....


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