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Farewell Mr. Kringle (2010)

A magazine journalist who no longer celebrates Christmas visits the quaint town of Mistletoe to blog about an inspirational - albeit questionably delusional - man who parades around pretending to be the real Santa Claus.

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Kevin Connor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Taylor ... Annabelle Wahl
Christopher Wiehl ... Mark Stafford
William Morgan Sheppard ... Kris Kringle (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
Lin Shaye ... Zelda
Shashawnee Hall ... Mayor Phil Green
Michael Chieffo ... Hank
Vivica A. Fox ... Zoe Marsden
Tony Cicchetti Tony Cicchetti ... Jake
John Farley ... Lloyd
Angela Pierce ... Dr. Nora
John Kapelos ... Harley
Katy Stoll Katy Stoll ... Carly
Kristin Burke ... Betty Anne Clark
Jonathan Spencer ... Jonathan (Animal Shelter Worker)
Harrison Forsyth Harrison Forsyth ... Josh
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Storyline

A magazine journalist who no longer celebrates Christmas visits the quaint town of Mistletoe to blog about an inspirational - albeit questionably delusional - man who parades around pretending to be the real Santa Claus.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A karácsony szelleme See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trivia

The third of five (as of 2015) Christmas/Santa Claus themed movies directed by Kevin Connor, beginning with Santa, Jr. (2002), A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004), Farewell Mr. Kringle (2010), Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (2011), and most recently, A Christmas Kiss II (2014). See more »

Goofs

As Kris is reading her farewell card Anna comments that she is running out of space yet there is a lot of writing on the back of the card. That writing is not read by Kris. See more »

Quotes

Kringle: Looking in the rear-view mirror, is no way to live one's life.
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Joy to the World
(uncredited)
Written by Isaac Watts and Lowell Mason
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Not bad if you like stories about Kris Kringle
25 November 2017 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

There are some familiar story lines, but this story is put together a little differently. Kris Kringle has been Santa (not "playing Santa") for 50 years since his new wife died on Christmas Eve. A skeptical reporter is sent to blog about this man and the town of Mistletoe. Kris seems to know things that perhaps wouldn't be common knowledge, especially about the kids.

William Morgan Sheppard does a wonderful job as Kris. The other actors are passable.

The story, the production, the acting - there is nothing special except for Sheppard. To me, the story was forced. For one thing, the leading man doesn't have a conversation with the leading lady until 1/3rd of the film passes. People around them are hinting at romance before they have gotten to know each other at all. The movie is totally unconvincing as to why they should fall in love. Part of the problem with the romance is that this movie is just as much about Kris and it is hard to have time to do justice to both.

There are some heartwarming moments at the end which are probably worth persevering for.


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