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Help for the Holidays (2012)

Sara Vancamp ('Eva LaRue') is a busy mom with no Christmas spirit. Christine (Summer Glau), an elf from Santa's village who wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bradford May

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Abbey Cleland Lopez (story by) (as Abbey Cleland), Abbey Cleland Lopez (teleplay by) (as Abbey Cleland) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Summer Glau ... Christine
Eva LaRue ... Sara VanCamp (as Eva La Rue)
John Brotherton ... Dave Gabriel
Dan Gauthier ... Scott VanCamp
Izabela Vidovic ... Ally VanCamp
Mason Cook ... Will VanCamp
Steve Larkin ... Santa
Jessie Lande ... Gabby
Valorie Hubbard ... Hannah
Jerome V. Green ... Hot Dog Man
Ben Adams ... Doorman
Tom DeTrinis ... Village Elf
Michael Dempsey Michael Dempsey ... Village Santa
Jesse Bean ... Photographer
Loren Lester ... Daniel
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Storyline

Sara Vancamp ('Eva LaRue') is a busy mom with no Christmas spirit. Christine (Summer Glau), an elf from Santa's village who wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole, comes to the real world to help the VanCamp family, mom Sara (La Rue), dad Scott (Gauthier), and their two kids, re-discover Christmas spirit. Written by chrisdvanne

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Help for the Holidays See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Help for the Holidays is a 2012 romantic fantasy film starring Summer Glau (Serenity. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) as a naive female elf whom is sent to Earth in human form by Santa Claus which she is hired to babysit the two children of a overworking businesswoman whom has lost the Christmas spirit as she sets out to help their mother regain the spirit of Christmas and she falls in love with the two children's uncle. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Dave and Ally find out, how Christine's magic book works and use it to find out, where she is. However, just about a minute after that, they realize that Will has disappeared and start searching for him instead of using the book to find out where he is (as they just did before to find Christine). See more »

Quotes

Christine: Straight teeth make you look better, no matter who you are. Where I work everybody has straight teeth, even the animals.
Ally VanCamp: Sounds like up north everything's perfect. Why'd you leave?
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Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
Sung by Summer Glau, Izabela Vidovic and Mason Cook
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Help for the holidays!
10 December 2014 | by briah-1See all my reviews

this is a very heart warming Christmas movie starring summer Glau! (The Sarah Connor chronicles) Great family Christmas movie!!! I'm only disappointed I can't find any where to buy it!

Great movie tho!!! 🎅 The whole movie from beginning to end is enthralling - I love the updated idea of Father Christmas and his family as well as helping out with other families for the Christmas holidays - bringing back that all too often lost Christmas spirit! Along with that lovely romantic twist! Since we in the UK no longer have Hallmark Channel - I'm hoping that this will soon be available to buy!!!


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