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Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cavanagh ... Nick Snowden
Ashley Williams ... Sandy Brooks
Patrick Fabian ... Buck Seger
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Hector
Jackie Burroughs ... Lorna
Leslie Carlson ... Chester (as Les Carlson)
Karen Robinson ... Isabel
Paul Bates ... Carl
Adam Greydon Reid ... Jordan (as Adam Reid)
Dan Willmott ... Passanger #1 (as Dan Wilmott)
Bubba Bubba ... Security Guard #2
Zie Souwand Zie Souwand ... Boy on Tour Bus
Mark Breanne Mark Breanne ... Girl on Tour Bus
Andrea Scott ... Female Co-worker
Michael Dunston Michael Dunston ... Man Dressed as Elf
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Storyline

For the Christmas holidays, Buck Seger has been tasked with getting some reindeer from a game farm for the San Ernesto California Zoo. Sandy Brooks, an animal keeper at the zoo, is a lonely woman who uses the animals as a surrogate for human affection. Despite this, she detests Buck, who is continually pestering her to go out with him. In his task for the zoo, Buck, indulging his big game hunting passion, decides to get one of the reindeer from the wild instead. He inadvertently captures Buddy, one of Santa's new reindeer. Santa not only has come to San Ernesto to rescue Buddy, but also to teach Buddy to fly, all before Christmas Day. Santa can travel between the North Pole and any location in the world via mirrors. While in San Ernesto, Santa names himself Nick Snowden. To get Buddy back, Nick figures he has to get close to Sandy, a move that does not sit well with Buck. Nick manages to move into the boarding house where Sandy lives. Getting Buddy back is more difficult than Nick ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Official Sites:

ABC Family [United States]

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English

Release Date:

13 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Rockingham Productions See more »
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Tom Cavanagh and Ashley Williams also had recurring roles on Royal Pains. Although they never appeared together in the same episode. See more »

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Nick Snowden: Once upon a time, in a far and distant land, there lived a mean and cruel lord. And, one Christmas, this mean and cruel lord was throwing a lavish feast, for Kings and Queens. When, lo and behold, a poor beggar was caught picking scraps of food from his kitchen. Now this cruel lord was a miser, so, what did he do, but, he threw him out, into the cold winter night. But, what the cruel lord did not know, was that this was no ordinary beggar. This man was, actually, a very powerful wizard, and he ...
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Connections

References How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) See more »

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(uncredited)
(opening title)
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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Santa finds a potential Mrs Santa
27 December 2006 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

This is a very light hearted sweet story. It's familiar territory in Christmas movies lately for Santa to find a girl friend, but this movie manages a fresh and pleasant approach.

A lot of the credit goes to the principals Tom Cavanaugh (Nick) and Ashley Williams (Sandy), they are both very likable and well cast for this story. The obligatory bad-guy Buck provides both the unwanted suitor (of Sandy) motif and the mean vicious selfish clod as he rips off a deer and sells it. Guess what? It's one of Santa's reindeer ("in-training"), and Nick is the Jolly Ol' Elf searching for him incognito. He rooms at a boarding house, and animal-lover Sandy is a neighbor. She, Nick, and other tenants are all close, and the inevitable romance sparks.

All plot lines used before, even the "skeptics refueling their faith" idea, but it's fun, because of a bright script and an amiable cast. A good movie to drink hot chocolate while sitting next to a fireplace fire.


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