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Defending Santa (2013)

A small-town sheriff finds a man asleep in the woods who claims to be Santa Claus.

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Sheriff Scott Hanson
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Sarah Walker
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Judge Willis
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Robert Nielson
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William
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Susan Hanson
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Deputy Sam Bryant
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Beth
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Mark
Harry Victor ...
Jack
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Lisa
Joseph Walsh ...
Mayor Joe Jacobs
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Lorraine
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Harry
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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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Three headlines about the trial are dated Monday, December 20, 2012, but 12/20/12 was a Thursday. See more »

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Written by Olympia Decarlo and Lily Eakin
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My thoughts on "Defending Santa"
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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