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Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000)

A youth embarks on a journey to find his missing grandmother and prove that Santa Claus is real


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Cast overview:
Elmo Shropshire Elmo Shropshire ... The Narrator / Grandpa (voice) (as Elmo Shropshire [a.k.a. 'Dr. Elmo'])
Michele Lee ... Cousin Mel (voice)
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Grandma (voice) (as Sue Blu)
Alex Doduk Alex Doduk ... Jake (voice)
Jim Staahl ... Santa Claus (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... (voice)
Jim Fisher Jim Fisher ... (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Austin Bucks (voice) (as James Flinders)
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... (voice)
Philip Maurice Hayes ... (voice) (as Phil Hayes)
Scott McNeil ... (voice)
Pauline Newstone ... (voice)
Maggie Blue O'Hara ... Daphne Spankenheimer (voice)
Drew Reichelt Drew Reichelt ... (voice) (as Drew Rechelt)
Venus Terzo ... (voice)


As if young Jake Spankenheimer doesn't have enough problems on Christmas Eve, he has to help his mom and dad prevent mean-spirited cousin Mel from taking ownership of the family store. When his grandmother gets lost in the cold in the midst of the confusion, Jake is sent out to find her, only to discover that she's become the victim of a rather unusual hit-and-run accident, and that Santa is real but not quite the sort of guy he was expecting. Written by Anonymous

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31 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagyit elgázolta egy rénszarvas See more »

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When the elf comes around the corner of the cabin, he has bare hands. And in the next shot, he's wearing his green gloves. See more »


Frank Spankenheimer: Here it is, the last of Grandma's fruitcakes.
Jake's Mother: Is it still good? Did she use preservatives?
Frank Spankenheimer: Preservatives? It's a fruitcake.
[bounces the fruitcake]
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Santa Claus performed all of his own stunts. See more »


Grandpa's Gonna Sue the Pants Off Santa
Music & Lyrics by Rita Abrams, Elmo Shropshire & Jon Gauger
Vocals Performed by Michele Lee
Arranged by Nathan Wang & Gary Chase
By permission of Elmo Publishing/Mill Valley Music (SESAC)
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25 July 2004 | by houndraSee all my reviews

Horrid...Truly horrid. The movie revolves around some kid who, by then SHOULD HAVE outgrown Santa. His personality is completely one-dimensional and his catchphrase is "yeeeeeasssssssss!!!". his family isn't much better. Granny has an irritating voice and at least is mildly entertaining (but not much). The evil salesman and his ugly sidekick are both as cookie-cutter as you can get. Santa's nothing new, and grandpa looks like some ripoff of the Disney Gepetto. With that out of the way, I'll go on about the story.

Once again, Christmas is just some big spend-fest. Religion isn't mentioned ONCE. I grew up in a Christain family and went to a Christain school, and I can tell you, I do NOT like ChristiansBut I still respect them. You know why? Because they're just living the way that they see as right. Christmas is not about giving. It's not about getting. It's about the birth of Jesus and that is the way it is. Giving is just a tradition that commemorates the 3 gifts presented on that holy day. Santa thinks he can cancel a holiday just because some people don't acknowledge him. When he's found to be real, you'd think people would've been more surprised. So Christmas is portrayed as "Santa Day", celebrating some guy that doesn't exist.

The songs are bad. Too bad to talk even more about. And the acting is even worse. I don't even know how they got a few pros to do this chunk of crap. The story is just completely unoriginal and the jokes...That was the ONE THING that got unjust treatment. Had the jokes been in a different movie, they would've been pretty good. The animation...If you can call it that, looks like it wasn't even drawn by hand. The character's chins wouldn't move when speaking, the tongues looked terrible, it wasn't inbetweened. They didn't even get good artists! I could do better...And that's no exaggeration. I mean it. I'm 14 an I could draw AT LEAST 10 times better.Really. Stay away from this, at all costs.

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