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Dear Santa (2011)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 26 November 2011
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A young woman from a privileged life falls for a soup-kitchen owner after discovering a Dear Santa letter written by his 7-year-old daughter.

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Jason Priestley
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Complete credited cast:
Amy Acker ... Crystal Carruthers
David Haydn-Jones ... Derek Gowen
Emma Duke ... Olivia Gowen
Patrick Creery ... Pete Kennedy
Gina Holden ... Jillian
James Dugan James Dugan ... Frank McCourt
Margherita Donato Margherita Donato ... Kim
Brooklynn Proulx ... Sharla
Paulina 'Miel' Chmielecka ... Saleswoman (as Paulina Chmielecka)
Bob Irvine Bob Irvine
James D. Hopkin James D. Hopkin ... Mr. Norman Lockhart
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Beverly Hills 90210 alumni Jason Priestley takes the helm for this warmhearted romantic comedy about a die-hard party girl struggling to change her frivolous ways. Crystal (Amy Acker) comes from a wealthy family and loves to spend money-her parents' money. When they decide it's time she made something of her life, they give her until Christmas to clean up her act--if she doesn't, they will promptly cancel her credit cards. Petrified at the prospect of having no money and no boyfriend, Crystal has a flash of inspiration when she finds a letter to Santa from 7-year-old Olivia (Emma Duke), who wants Santa to find her widower father Derek (David Haydn-Jones) a new wife. Derek owns a local soup kitchen and has dedicated his life to helping others. Though Crystal has never set foot in a soup kitchen, she soon seeks out Derek and starts volunteering her time to get closer to him, unaware that Derek's girlfriend Jillian (Gina Holden) will do anything to keep her man to herself. Meanwhile, ... Written by Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Drama

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Trivia

Both Amy Acker and Gina Holden appeared in the first season of Supernatural (2005). See more »

Goofs

During the opening title sequence Crystal is Christmas-shopping and takes out her iPhone to loot at her shopping list via the iPhone-notes app. Although nearly every shop sports Christmas window-displays, the phone shows "Today 31 Mar" in the note. See more »

Connections

Featured in Four Christmases and a Wedding (2017) See more »

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Music by Mitch Lee
Sung by Jocelyn Alice
Published by Locash Records
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Wow! Highly Recommend!
8 November 2017 | by tonymuzereusSee all my reviews

I was not expecting it to be this good. It reminded me of Frank Capra and John Hughes for the feel-good story. I don't want to give away the plot nor any spoilers. However, the story is that there is always hope, especially if we work for them. An excellent movie for the whole family, a couple, or even a single person. Filled with romance, cuteness, and life lessons.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caro Babbo Natale... See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD3,950,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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