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A Very Cool Christmas (2004)

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


Sam Irvin


Michael Gelbart

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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 ... Tough Kid
Malcolm Scott ... Uncle Phil
Mark Gash Mark Gash ... Salesman


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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Release Date:

20 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Cool for Christmas See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Originally known as "Too Cool For Christmas" See more »


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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »


References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »


Too Cool For Christmas
written by Peter Allen
and David Hudgins
performed by Peter Allen and Koralee Tonack
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Christmas with the family, eww!
4 December 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Oh, Santa, you are just so out of date. I mean that suit is so last century, and a beard, Eww! You just have to quit stuffing those cookies and milk in your stomach.

Brooke Nevin (I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer) is a superficial teen who wants to go skiing on Christmas and makes a deal with Santa. She'll make him over and help him deliver presents, and he'll help her with her problem.

She makes Santa over into George Hamilton and they work on each other until the predictable ending.

The only thing that was really bad about this movie was the mall security guard. He was a real nut case.

Who knew that Mrs Claus was so hot. Donna Mills from "Knots Landing" played Santa's missus.

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