Defending Santa (2013)

TV-PG  |   |  Drama, Family, Fantasy  |  24 November 2013 (USA)
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A small-town sheriff finds a man asleep in the woods who claims to be Santa Claus.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Scott Hanson
Sarah Walker
Judge Willis
Robert Nielson
Susan Hanson
Deputy Sam Bryant
Harry Victor ...
Joseph Walsh ...
Mayor Joe Jacobs


While responding to the report of a broken down vehicle on Christmas Eve, Scott Hanson, a ski resort town sheriff, stumbles upon a sleeping Santa in the snowy woods. With his sleigh ride in doubt after spending nearly a year in a coma, Santa is put on trial to defend his identity. As the small town learns to "believe," Sheriff Hanson, a dad and widower, also begins to fall for Santa's court-appointed defense attorney, Sarah. Written by Anonymous

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10 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

LOVED this film....ESPECIALLY loved characters played by Jud Tylor and Dean Cain....perfect film for the holiday season! Myself, my husband and son really enjoyed it. A film to make you feel good, it made you want to bake cookies and decorate your Christmas tree! And the cast excelled with solid performances...hoping this is going to become a holiday tradition, like watching A Christmas Story or Miracle on 34th Street! In this day and age, it's refreshing to watch a film of this quality, without nudity, drugs, sex, and violence, as this does not always have to be included in a film for it to be successful. Or, to touch your heart....

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