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J'ai rencontré le Père Noël (1984)

Holiday tale of a young boy asking Santa for his parents, mysteriously vanished during an African expedition, to return home for Christmas.


Christian Gion

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Credited cast:
Karen Chéryl Karen Chéryl ... Good Fairy / Teacher
Armand Meffre Armand Meffre ... Le Père Noël / Santa Claus
Emeric Chapuis Emeric Chapuis ... Simon
Alexia Haudot Alexia Haudot ... Elodie (as Little Alexia)
Jeanne Herviale Jeanne Herviale ... Grandmother
Dominique Hulin Dominique Hulin ... Ogre
Hélène Ruby Hélène Ruby ... Mother
Jean-Louis Foulquier Jean-Louis Foulquier ... Father
Baye Fall Baye Fall ... Bouake
Véronique Passetchnik Véronique Passetchnik
Stephan Loison Stephan Loison
Herve Schmitz Herve Schmitz
Little Nicolas Little Nicolas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Davenport Chris Davenport ... Simon (voice)


Holiday tale of a young boy asking Santa for his parents, mysteriously vanished during an African expedition, to return home for Christmas.

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Santa's space-age adventure for everyone!


Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi








Release Date:

5 December 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I Believe in Santa Claus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lapaca Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although a French film, it is obvious a version of it was made for the English speaking market. In the English dub, there are English words used on the chalkboard and in other correspondence. Karen Chéryl also sings her numbers in English. See more »


When the good fairy first turns into Little Red Riding Hood, she is clearly wearing red stockings. When the ogre catches her, her stockings have changed from red to white. See more »


Petit pomme sur le pommier
Written by Francis Lai & Pierre-André Dousset
Performed by Karen Chéryl
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Great Movie
28 November 2007 | by FroggieFroger88See all my reviews

This is my favorite Christmas movie. I guess that when it showed on TV in the US, my parents taped it. Now we have a copy and I can't go a Christmas without watching it. Yes, it was made in the 80's but a lot of great films were! The story line is so cute and it will surely touch your heart. Though it might scare you that it is in French, they made an English version as well! Trust me, you will love this movie. It is good for children too. It is clean and fun for your whole family. My dad even took on the job of being the family ogre after watching it!! I hope you enjoy this movie as much as my family has. I have been watching this movie every Christmas for almsot 19 years.

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