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Santa suffers a case of amnesia on the eve of his busiest season.


William Dear


Debra Frank (teleplay), Steve L. Hayes (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Santa Claus
Steven Eckholdt ... Peter Albright
Robyn Lively ... Claire Dreyer
Max Morrow ... Zack Dreyer
Tommy Davidson ... Max
Darren Frost Darren Frost ... Rupert the Elf
Karen LeBlanc ... Lenny (as Karen Leblanc)
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Grady
Ted Atherton ... George
Stewart Arnott ... Lusby
Carol Lempert Carol Lempert ... Ellen
Roger Clown Roger Clown ... Ray
Elizabeth Saunders ... Nancy (as Elizabeth Brown)
Laura de Carteret ... Sister Greta
Richard Fitzpatrick Richard Fitzpatrick ... Detective Lohenry


Santa Claus develops amnesia after accidentally falling out of his sleigh and only the innocence of a small child can save him. Meanwhile, Santa has to battle the disbelief of a newsman. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Will the real Santa Claus please step forward? See more »


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Release Date:

19 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa Who? See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film marks the second of three times where Leslie Nielsen played Santa Claus. The other two were in the film "All I Want for Christmas" (1991) and an episode of the animated TV series "Chilly Beach" (2003). See more »


When the police call the news reporter to tell them about the people who have been missing their grandfather for ten years, in the reporters close up when he starts to wonder if he is with the real Santa Claus, a Canada Post truck can be seen in the background, which should not be there, since the movie's set in the United States. However, this does make sense at the same time, because the movie was filmed in Toronto, Canada. See more »

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A wonderful Christmas movie!
17 January 2007 | by gloomyrivalSee all my reviews

This is a heart-warming Christmas movie for the entire family. Leslie Nielsen is terrific as Santa Claus. He is both engaging and benevolent as the jolly St. Nicholas. Tommy Davidson steals the scenes as the task-master elf...some of the best scenes in the movie. The movie itself is colorful and fun to watch. A charming spin on Christmas with an amnesiac Santa. The story is simple and predictable, but still is a joy to watch from beginning to end. Take my advice and set your clock back to eight years old, and just settle in on a cold winter's day and watch this movie...it will bring the spirit of Christmas back to you. Thumbs up!

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