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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 ... 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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All he wants for Christmas is his memory back. 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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Every year, I watch it.
5 December 2009 | by jighmSee all my reviews

I love this movie and watch it every year. I love little Max Morrow actually getting to act in something. He didn't get much of a chance to do that in Monk. The story is unique and great. The only downsides to the movie in my eyes are the elf segments. They are stupid, but I guess they're interesting to kids. It does suffer, though, from the all-too-common "males are bad/idiotic" stereo-type: The little boy who tortures Santa while the sweet little girl tries to talk to him, Peter as a Grinch because of a bad childhood, the airport security guys stupidly falling into tricks of the elves, the guys who get tied up by the elves etc. Not a single female had any negative qualities. Well, except perhaps the woman who complained about her headache. At least Santa gets to look good most of the time in the movie. Overall, it's a charming film with a great story.

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