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Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (2011)

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This year, Santa's daughter (Maria Thayer) takes her first trip away from the North Pole during the Christmas season hoping to find adventure and love in sunny California. While Santa ... See full summary »

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Kevin Connor

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Nina Weinman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Thayer ... Annie
Sam Page ... Ted
Randy J. Goodwin ... Barry
Vivica A. Fox ... Lucy
Ryan Bittle ... Dean
Nay Nay Kirby Nay Nay Kirby ... Mia
Matt Winston ... Chester
Lucy Loken ... Amy
Peter Jason ... Santa
Daniel Weaver ... Ian
Greg Roman ... Albie
Bart Braverman ... Cab Driver
Vicki Lawrence ... Martha
Stephanie Erb ... Customer
Jennifer Naimo ... Waitress
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Storyline

This year, Santa's daughter (Maria Thayer) takes her first trip away from the North Pole during the Christmas season hoping to find adventure and love in sunny California. While Santa watches his daughter through a magic snow globe, Annie arrives in L.A. and becomes friends with the owner of Candy Cane Inn, Lucy (Vivica A. Fox), and her daughter, Mia (Nay Nay Kirby). She also quickly lands a job at Wonderland Toys. Wonderland Toys' owner, Ted (Sam Page) is struggling to stay in business selling old-fashioned toys in a digital world. Annie soon realizes that she wants Ted's business to thrive because she has feelings for this Christmas traditionalist. Written by Movie Collector

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth 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

Annie is walking down the sidewalk in her red dress. You see a large wet spot on the front of the dress. Then a second later, the drink is tossed at her to mess up her dress. But the spot was there before the drink was thrown at her. See more »

Connections

References Matlock (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
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It was always you
2 November 2017 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

From the first moment of this movie, it was clear that there is no such thing as realism. So accept it for what it is and enjoy.

Having said that, there are still some flaws in this film, but Maria Thayer as Annie is such a delight that it makes up for it. Annie is the Princess of Christmas being Santa's daughter and Thayer does a good job spreading Christmas to everyone. Sadly she is naïve to the world and easily falls prey to Dean, the shark trying to lead her astray. Still her joy infects not just the people around her, but the audience as well. Thayer and Sam Page are good together, but for most of the movie that is muted because she thinks her love is Dean, so their relationship can't really take off. Almost all of the characters other than Thayer and Page are either exaggerated or flat. Santa is almost robotic.

The plot is mostly predictable and some of the effects are weak.

If you sit back this movie can be an enjoyable Christmas sleigh ride.


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