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Twice Upon a Christmas (2001)

When the North Pole faces destruction at the hands of Santa Claus' malicious daughter, her long-lost sister must travel home and save Christmas.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Dye ... Bill Morgan
Kathy Ireland ... Kristen Claus
Mary Donnelly Haskell Mary Donnelly Haskell ... Rudolfa Claus
Wayne Thomas Yorke ... Uncle Johnny
Lloyd Berry ... Angry Driver
Arturo Gil ... Wahoo
Ashley Bowron Ashley Bowron ... Young Kristin
Matthew Walker ... Santa Claus
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Hamilton Morgan (as Ken Camroux)
Rebecca Toolan ... Mrs. Claus
Rachelle Carson ... Harley Jenkins
André Carthen André Carthen ... Mr. Marsh
Joel Farar Joel Farar ... Adam
Lorena Gale ... Ms. Lilly
Sean Allen Sean Allen ... Donald Trump
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Storyline

Santa's first born daughter, Rudolfa, is secretly selling pieces of the North Pole, and eventually take over where she attempts to ruin Christmas, and replace Santa's workshop with a brand new casino. But Santa's lost daughter Kristin returns to the North Pole with her two children who are desperate to save Christmas, and rebuild the shattered village. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Will Santa be left out in the cold again?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Christmas - Weihnachten bei Santa Claus See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Santa & Mrs. Claus (Matthew Walker; Rebecca Toolan) appeared together previously in 1994's "Little Women" film adaptation. See more »

Quotes

Kristen Claus: Brittany, I am sorry that I doubted you. You were right. It's not proof, it's faith. I just needed more faith.
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Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Once Upon a Christmas (2012) See more »

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A Piece of the Pole
written by Michael Reno.
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Better than the first one, but so's almost anything.
24 December 2003 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

A sequel to the equally facile and stomach-turning "Once Upon A Christmas," "Twice Upon A Christmas" ranks with "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" and "Superman II" as one of those sequels that's preferable to the original - but it still isn't a world-beater. Fans of the still-lovely Kathy Ireland should seek it out, however, what with it being her last movie to date.

One year on from the events of the previous movie, Kristin (Kathy) has settled into life with the Morgans apart from her inability to remember who she was before she got there (she gave up her life as Santa's daughter to live with the family, and thus has no memory of who she is), and Rodolfa - her sister, and the Christina to her Britney - is still seeking to wreck Christmas as she nearly did last time, by selling off the North Pole a piece at a time. Writer Steven H. Berman puts a bit more emphasis on her shenanigans this time, and the movie's all the better for it; the humour makes it easier to get through, and the acting and FX are less inept here, which also helps.

But towards the end it gets sappy enough to have Michael Landon turning over in his grave, and Kathy's climactic speech to the world (don't ask) does remind you that an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award is not in her immediate future - and neither is "Thrice Upon A Christmas." Nonetheless, there are still worse seasonal TV movies around. (Like, say, "Once Upon A Christmas.") And the woman is still a dish.


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