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Must Be Santa (1999)

Through a cosmic mix-up, a shiftless but good-hearted man is accidentally tagged to be the new Santa Claus after the old Santa dies. The gruff, no-nonsense manager of the North Pole is decidedly unhappy with the selection

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Brad Turner

Writer:

Douglas Bowie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Pinnock ... Floyd Court / Santa
Deanna Milligan ... Natalie Fairlie
Dabney Coleman ... Tuttle
Keenan Macwilliam ... Heather
Peter Millard Peter Millard ... Farthing
Brian Miranda Brian Miranda ... Carl
Steven McCarthy ... Yaz
Gerard Parkes ... Previous Santa
Jordy Benattar Jordy Benattar ... Molly
Patrick Gallagher ... Security Guard
Judy Sinclair Judy Sinclair ... Woman (Mall)
Seth Tubak Seth Tubak ... Punk
Larry Yachimec Larry Yachimec ... Men's Store Clerk
Carol Rigg Carol Rigg ... Karen
John Devenish John Devenish ... Bruce
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Through a cosmic mix-up, a shiftless but good-hearted man is accidentally tagged to be the new Santa Claus after the old Santa dies. The gruff, no-nonsense manager of the North Pole is decidedly unhappy with the selection

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

G
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1999 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ärger mit dem Weihnachtsmann See more »

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Joe Flaherty has a cameo as Count Floyd, the horror movie show host he played on "SCTV." See more »

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Sweet but not sappy
11 December 2004 | by ViertelSee all my reviews

This is a sweet movie that is not sappy.

The movie opens with a new Santa who is old & ill - and the hunt for a new Santa is on. A new Santa is soon found - though not necessarily the one they started out to find.

The new Santa is portrayed as a real human being - one who is not perfect and at times who must learn things the hard way.

This movie has a lot to teach to anyone who is willing to watch and listen with an open mind and an open heart.


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