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Santa's Boot Camp (2016)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 15 November 2016 (USA)
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) »


Imagine The Breakfast Club goes to Willy Wonka's factory at Christmas. 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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Astonishingly bad
3 December 2017 | by ianmcgarrettSee all my reviews

This film was a dreary affair which I confess I could not sit through to the end. The story is flat and humorless, with the adults childish and the kids way too old and mean and cynical. And as you might imagine, much of the dialogue was to say the least inappropriate. For instance... Dad to daughter at the mall: "You are going to sit on Santa's lap and you are going to like it." The people who made this definitely belong on the naughty list.

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