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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (2010)

When Santa sets off on his Christmas duties a day early, crashes into the Fox family's house, ends up with amnesia and loses his magic sack of presents, he needs help! But the Fox family ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Beals ... Angela Fox
Rick Roberts ... Wayne Fox
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Santa
Jordan Prentice ... Nigel Thumb
Gage Munroe ... Toby Fox
Rebecca Williams Rebecca Williams ... Hannah Fox
Marcia Bennett ... Mrs. Claus
Clé Bennett ... Lonnie (as Cle Bennett)
Kim Roberts ... Yolanda
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Hank
Brad Borbridge Brad Borbridge ... Wes
Billy Otis ... Karl
Karl Campbell ... Registration Desk Guy
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When Santa sets off on his Christmas duties a day early, crashes into the Fox family's house, ends up with amnesia and loses his magic sack of presents, he needs help! But the Fox family are a modern and broken family. Can they help him? The parents are preoccupied with work and the kids aren't very festive. But it's up to them to help Santa find his magical bag of toys and the clock is ticking or Christmas will be ruined. Forced to set their own problems aside and work together the Fox family rediscover how much they enjoy being together and realise that maybe they need to reprioritise their lives. The Night Before The Night Before Christmas is a crazy Christmas fantasy for all the family, brimming with festive spirit. Written by Anonymous

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Family | Fantasy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cum sa pui la cale un Craciun See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When Santa is first ready to take off, Nigel tells him to start his flight in New Zealand, in the easternmost time zones, and work his way west as the time zones progress. That notion is discarded for the rest of the movie as Santa spends Christmas Eve in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nigel, Santa and the Foxes work on the premise that they have to get everything ready for Santa by midnight Central Standard Time (in Milwaukee), while Christmas Day is already almost over in places like New Zealand. See more »

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Hannah Fox: [to Angela, about Nigel] Who's the leprechaun and does he have a pot of gold?
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Reviewed the same night
20 November 2010 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A fine professional cast, including the sadly underused -- by the industry, anyway -- Jennifer Beals enliven a very pleasant little Christmas movie. R.D. Reid makes an amusing, if rather Irish sounding Santa Claus who has taken a tumble off a roof and lost his memory -- and what, pray tell, will happen to Christmas without Santa? Cue Jordan Prentice as a rather overwhelmed head elf who struggles to get Santa back in shape using Miss Beals' dysfunctional family.

That's the set up and the movie rings the changes on it in a workmanlike fashion. I have some minor issues with the pace of the direction, but the cast goes through its paces with such obvious goodwill that I can't bring myself to cavil. A merry night before Christmas eve to you all who watched this.


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