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Santa's Boot Camp (2016)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 15 November 2016 (USA)
Willy Wonka meets "The Breakfast Club" at Christmas. When kids become so bratty and self-centered that Santa's elves go on strike, Santa, in desperation, must bring six unscrupulous youths to his boot camp to help save Christmas.



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Credited cast:
Mary Martin Armstrong ...
Cheerleader 1
Katherine Beckner ...
Girl on Santa's Knee
Girl with Itching Powder
Denver Buchanan ...
Worker Elf
Security Elf
Older Sister
Sadie (as Hannah Celeste Wilkinson)
Annika Ciul ...
Test Cheater
Patrick Coheley ...
Student Test Taker
Mean Little Sister


Exasperated from bratty, ungrateful and self-centered kids, Santa's elves decide to go on strike, and the elves' demands on Santa become rather unreasonable. In desperation, Santa brings six mischievous teens from the mall to help. After several unsuccessful attempts to escape, including stealing Santa's sleigh, Santa sends the teens to watch "naughty/nice" videos where they have to vote on kids' behavior. All seems fun to the teens until they see videos of their own behavior and have to vote themselves naughty. One teen, upset and thinking his behavior as nice, kidnaps a sleeping elf as a last chance effort to force Santa into sending him home.

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Imagine The Breakfast Club goes to Willy Wonka's factory at Christmas. See more »


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Cedric: You make toys and then you go home to your little elf village, or wherever you people live.
Twinkle: Who you calling people!
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No elves were harmed in the making of this film. See more »

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A valuable lesson for any time of year
14 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was very pleasantly surprised with this movie. I knew that it would be a great film for little kids, but I found myself cheering on the cast of young actors as their characters learned a valuable lesson as they looked at their own actions and their own lives. I would recommend this for children of all ages. The lessons to be learned are valuable no matter what your age may be or what time of year it may be. It is not easy working with a cast of almost all children, but Ken Feinberg has done a wonderful job of getting the cast to step up and give a very convincing performance. Kudos to the whole cast and crew for a fun, family oriented film that we can all learn from.

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