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Desperately Seeking Santa (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy | TV Movie 27 November 2011
Jennifer, a young, ambitious executive running promotions at a failing Boston mall comes up with a genius promotional gimmick to save her workplace and position herself for advancement: ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Vandervoort ... Jennifer Walker
Nick Zano ... David Morretti
Paula Brancati ... Marissa Marlet
John Bregar ... Neal McCormick
Patrick Garrow ... Edgar Hillridge
Natalie Krill ... Brittany
Gerry Mendicino Gerry Mendicino ... Mr. Moretti
Chris Violette ... Vincent Morretti
Katie Griffin ... Sonia Moretti
Shamier Anderson ... Hipster Jeremy
Damien Atkins Damien Atkins ... Choreographer
Lisa Berry ... Christine Mayweather
Diane Fabian Diane Fabian ... Mrs. Clark
Jai Jai Jones ... George
Kim Roberts ... Tonya
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Jennifer, a young, ambitious executive running promotions at a failing Boston mall comes up with a genius promotional gimmick to save her workplace and position herself for advancement: hold a "Hunky Santa" contest to replace the old Mall Santa. David, a local man trying to save his family's pizzeria, ultimately wins the contest and sparks fly between him and Jennifer. However, complications ensue when it comes to light that the company Jennifer works for is the same one trying to run David's family out of business. Written by Michael J. Murray

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Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amori, affari e Babbo Natale See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Paula Brancati second Christmas Movie. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Chica Chica
Written by Steve Hopkins
Produced by Steve Hopkins
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Wow This was stupid
3 October 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

Sparks fly between a beautiful executive (Laura Vandervoort) and a man (Nick Zano) who wins a Santa Claus contest.

Desperately Seeking Santa, stars Laura Vandervoort as a "steely marketing executive" who sets up a contest to search for a "sexy Santa" as part of a marketing ploy for a mall. This puts her life on the path to collide with David (Nick Zano), a guy who wants to win the Sexy Santa contest for the prize money, which could help save his family's restaurant.

I don't mind a by the numbers story but this film doesn't try to be creative. It seems to be on a mission to bore the audience. The acting is okay but the premise is beyond plausible.

I am not sure who this film was made for. Straight women or gay men. However whoever watches this film will be bored. In fact this film works better on people then a sleeping pill!


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