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Santa Baby (2006)

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Mary Class is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny McCarthy ... Mary Class
Ivan Sergei ... Luke Jessup
George Wendt ... Santa Claus
Kandyse McClure ... Donna Louise Campbell
Michael Moriarty ... T.J. Hamilton
Tobias Mehler ... Grant Foley
Lynne Griffin ... Mrs. Claus
Lyle W. Edge Lyle W. Edge ... Street Santa (as Lyle Edge)
Sykes Powderface Sykes Powderface ... Sven
Richard Side ... Gary the Elf
James Higuchi James Higuchi ... Dave the Elf
Gabe Khouth ... Skip the Elf
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Lucy the Elf
Tom Carey ... Bob the I.T. Guy
Chris Enright ... Schultz - Helicopter Pilot
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Storyline

Mary Class is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she left behind to take over for her dad and implement her innovative ideas for running Christmas. Written by anonymous

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Santa's daughter is taking over the family business and she's got BIG ideas.

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Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

ABC Family [United States]

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USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fille du Père Noël See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Santa Baby (2006) was a ratings hit for ABC FAMILY, pulling in over 4.7 million viewers during its initial airing, making it, at the time, the most watched original movie developed for the channel. See more »

Goofs

In the scene after Santa encourages Luke to go after Mary, She and her dad (Santa) is talking when Gary the elf shows up with a "productivity report" stating that productivity is up 1000000% and Mary says "You are making 1 million times more presents?" However +1000000% presents would make it only 10000 times more presents, not a million. See more »

Quotes

Mary Class: Dad. I'd tell you what to do with this stocking, but I don't want to end up on the naughty list. Wait. I'm in charge of the naughty list. Here's your stocking. Stuff it.
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Connections

Followed by Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bell Rock
Composed by Joe Beal and Jim Boothe
Performed by Bobby Helms
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
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Opens poorly, ends on a nicer note
14 December 2006 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

This is not the first story about Santa planning to retire, and let a son/daughter take over the toy manufacturing and delivery business. The idea has been done before, often and better.

Apparently, Santa's daughter Mary (Jenny McCarthy) was once as kind hearted and sweet as her folks and the elves that work for them. For whatever reason, she veered from her famous father's (George Wendt) path, and became a corporate junior exec with a big mouth and an attitude to match. When she discovers her dad is physically unable to perform his duties one season, she butts in, takes over, and embarks on a board room mentality approach to revamp the North Pole toyshop for greater "efficiency." The dialogue is needlessly negative, as she mocks generosity, Christmas cheer, elves, and her amiable father. Here's a typical line from the movie, as an example of the overall tone: "Here's a stocking....stuff it." Original and hilarious, isn't it?

The acting rises above the script, and there's a sweet, sentimental romance in the later going of the film. It's a shame that the meanness early on may lead you to shut this thing off before it introduces this element. If you can make it through the first half of the film, you may find a dose of Christmas spirit from the movie near the end.


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