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A Very Cool Christmas (2004)

16 year-old Lindsay decides to give Santa Claus an extreme makeover.

Director:

Sam Irvin

Writer:

Michael Gelbart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hamilton ... Santa Claus
Brooke Nevin ... Lindsay Deerborne
Donna Mills ... Mrs. Claus
Adrienne Carter Adrienne Carter ... Paige
Michael Gelbart ... Chuck
Barclay Hope ... Stan
Ryan McDonell ... Anderson
Adam J. Harrington ... Matt (as Adam Harrington)
Ingrid Torrance Ingrid Torrance ... Michelle
Jodelle Ferland ... Alexa
Kevan Ohtsji ... Donnie
Marco Soriano ... Eduardo
Preston Cook Preston Cook ... Tough Kid
Malcolm Scott ... Uncle Phil
Mark Gash Mark Gash ... Salesman
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Sixteen-year-old Lindsay Deerfield wants absolutely zilch to do with the whole deal, especially hanging out on Christmas with her family. Lindsay's just way Too Cool for Christmas. She'd totally prefer going skiing with her buds and chilling with the wickedest guys in school. But as sometimes happens on Christmas Eve, Lindsay meets a whiskery old chap whose magic stirs up her spirit and transforms her life forever.! With only two shopping days before Christmas, Lindsay gets up the nerve to notify her physically expressive male homosexual parents that her whole class is going skiing on Christmas Day and that she is definitely going too. The Deerfields are not impressed and ask Lindsay to try to be a little less selfish and consider the feelings of others. Lindsay's six-year-old sister Alexis is devastated by the thought of Christmas without her sister, but for Lindsay, Christmas at home is so been there done that! -- nothing can change her mind. Lindsay -- and her best friend Paige -- ... Written by Insight Film and Video

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Cool for Christmas See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There are two versions of the film, the one that features a homosexual character and the one that doesn't. In the one called Too Cool For Christmas, Lindsay's parents are actually a gay couple. In the version called A Very Cool Christmas, Lindsay's parents are a heterosexual couple. Barclay Hope plays her dad in both versions, while Adam Harrington plays her other dad and Hope's husband in the first version and Ingrid Torrance plays her mom and Hope's wife in the second version. Other than the gender of the actor that plays the other parent, the two versions of the film are virtually identical with identical lines being delivered by both the actor and the actress and the exact same camera shots being used for their scenes in both versions as if the two versions of the film were shot at the same time, one for the more tolerant Canadian audience and the other one for the presumably more conservative US audience at the time. See more »

Goofs

When the hairstylist says he'll have to cut Santa's beard off, the net of the facial wig is visible in the close-up shot of Santa yelling, "No!" See more »

Connections

References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

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Crusin
Written by Peter Allen
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An adorable, family, feel good movie.
11 December 2008 | by tornarius-1See all my reviews

I was actually surprised when I watched this as I had put it off for several weeks. It is definitely one of my top Christmas movies of all time and is definitely worth a buy. At the very least, its worth a watch.

The whole thing has been done before both in movies, TV shows and various other outlets for entertainment but there are quite a few things that make this a unique, "the real meaning of Christmas" movie. I absolutely loved the characters; from the stereotypical first-born blonde upper class teenager to the aged Santa (George is definitely on my Christmas List of Best Santas, both in and out of "the Beard") to the her parents. I spent most of my time grinning while watching this movie and would readily watch it again and again.

If you're looking for a movie to make you grin, while it may not be hilarious, it is definitely humorous. Oh, and don't forget the security guard! Probably the strangest character I've yet to watch. And I tend to pick weird movies.

I'll say it again, definitely worth a watch!


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