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Santa's Boot Camp (2016)

Willy Wonka meets "The Breakfast Club" at Christmas. When kids become so bratty and self-centered that Santa's elves go on strike, Santa, in desperation, must bring six unscrupulous youths to his boot camp to help save Christmas.


Ken Feinberg


Kelly Nettles (screenplay), Ken Feinberg (screenplay) | 8 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Mall Santa
Storm Reid ... Sparkle
Elijah Marcano ... Bad Boy Arlen
Kyla-Drew ... Accounting Elf (as Kyla Drew Simmons)
Doug Kaye ... Santa Claus
William J. Harrison ... Drake
Anna Fricks ... Girl on Santa's Knee
Trey Best ... Cedric
Erika Bierman ... Twinkle
Madison Thompson ... Tech Elf
Ansley Williams Ansley Williams ... Diva
Lily Keene ... Girl on Stairs
Ava-Marie London Ava-Marie London ... Katie (as Ava London)
Ethan Major ... Oliver
Julia Reilly ... Bus Stop Bully 2


Exasperated from bratty, ungrateful and self-centered kids, Santa's elves decide to go on strike, and the elves' demands on Santa become rather unreasonable. In desperation, Santa brings six mischievous teens from the mall to help. After several unsuccessful attempts to escape, including stealing Santa's sleigh, Santa sends the teens to watch "naughty/nice" videos where they have to vote on kids' behavior. All seems fun to the teens until they see videos of their own behavior and have to vote themselves naughty. One teen, upset and thinking his behavior as nice, kidnaps a sleeping elf as a last chance effort to force Santa into sending him home.

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santa | christmas | children | holiday | See All (4) »


A tale about six teenagers, an elf strike and learning the difference between naughty and nice. See more »


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Release Date:

15 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Johnny: Referring to watching naughty/nice videos: This could be fun.
Twinkle: You THINK this would be fun. But pay attention. After the hundredth kid, they'll all start to run together.
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A valuable lesson for any time of year
14 December 2016 | by djsmockSee all my reviews

I was very pleasantly surprised with this movie. I knew that it would be a great film for little kids, but I found myself cheering on the cast of young actors as their characters learned a valuable lesson as they looked at their own actions and their own lives. I would recommend this for children of all ages. The lessons to be learned are valuable no matter what your age may be or what time of year it may be. It is not easy working with a cast of almost all children, but Ken Feinberg has done a wonderful job of getting the cast to step up and give a very convincing performance. Kudos to the whole cast and crew for a fun, family oriented film that we can all learn from.

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