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Get Santa (2014)

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A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.


Christopher Smith
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Broadbent ... Santa Claus
Rafe Spall ... Steve
Kit Connor ... Tom
Ewen Bremner ... PC Finkerton
Warwick Davis ... Sally
Stephen Graham ... Barber
Joanna Scanlan ... Ruth
Jodie Whittaker ... Alison
Nonso Anozie ... Knuckles
Matt King ... Brian
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Jimbo
Joshua McGuire ... Tony
Bjarne Henriksen ... Lars
Hera Hilmar ... WPC Boyle
Mick Walter Mick Walter ... Entwhistle (as Michael Walter)


A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Jim Broadbent and Warwick Davis were in the Chronicles of Narnia movies. Broadbent played Professor Kirke in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005) and Davis played Nikabrik in Prince Caspian (2008). See more »


Steve: [to Santa, who claims to be the Real Santa Claus] Are you on medication? Or worse: are you NOT on medication?
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Spoofs The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »


Away In A Manager
(Traditional Christmas Carol)
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc., Under license to Universal Music Operations LTD.
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User Reviews

Surprisingly better than expected
26 November 2016 | by italiciserSee all my reviews

I only watched this film today, after reading some other posts and reviews on here I was a little apprehensive of whether this film would be any good. I've read some people's thoughts on how this film is better suited and better liked by people who understand dry humour and British comedy and they are absolutely right. This film is British through and through, funded by the BFI and starring an all British cast. As someone who is British, I can tell you if you understand that sort of dry and often off colour humour you will love this film like I did.

If you're American or are used to that sort of conventional sugary sweet Hollywood style Christmas film then this film will probably be harder to understand. While it does conform to the traditional narrative and plot points many Hollywood Christmas films do (Christmas isn't coming this year, a broken family saves Christmas and ultimately their own issues and relationships - the film after all is made by Warner Brothers and so the film does still hold some of that conventional Hollywood magic) its uniqueness is found in it's darker and often off colour humour that is iconically British. The film not only showcases a perfect blend of Hollywood and British humour with the help of Warner Bros and BFI but the film also has a brilliant cast with some fantastic British actors. I couldn't help but smile when I saw many actors I recognise from other British TV shows or films. Not only Jim Broadbent but Warwick Davis and Matt King who I know better as Super Hans in the very original and hilariously British sitcom Peep Show. Like it or not this film is certainly worth watching at this festive time of year. Now, it's certainly one I think I will watch every year at Christmas. 🙂🎅🎄

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