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Santa Switch (2013)

Not Rated | | Family | TV Movie 7 December 2013
As the Christmas season approaches, Dan Ryebeck (Ethan Erickson) is facing unemployment, and struggling to pay for the gifts he thinks will impress his two kids, Sally (Annie Thurman) and ... See full summary »

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David Cass Jr. (as David S Cass Jr)

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Rod Spence (teleplay), Gregg Rossen (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ethan Erickson ... Dan Ryebeck
Anne Dudek ... Linda Ryebeck
Annie Thurman ... Sally Ryebeck
Griffin Cleveland ... Joe Ryebeck
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tiffany Adams ... Veterinarian Elf
Sean Astin ... Eddie
John Balma ... Maitre d'
Raquel Bell ... Tow Truck Driver
Lisa Canning ... Salesperson
Julia Cho ... Elf Ronnie
Meg Cionni ... Gracie
Madison Dae Clarion ... Christmas Shopper- Child
Terri Douglas ... (voice)
Kayla Drew Kayla Drew ... Girlfriend
Kate Gilligan ... Parent
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As the Christmas season approaches, Dan Ryebeck (Ethan Erickson) is facing unemployment, and struggling to pay for the gifts he thinks will impress his two kids, Sally (Annie Thurman) and Joe (Griffin Cleveland). Always chasing a new business idea, Dan hasn't had time for family, including his wife Linda (Anne Dudek), who is finally fed up and filing divorce papers. Threatened by Linda's handsome and successful young boss, Trevor, Dan knows he must make this Christmas the best one yet to win his family back. But after auditioning for a mall Santa job and quickly losing his cool, Dan is frustrated and broke, blaming the holidays for his troubles. Little does he know his luck is about to turn around when the real Kris Kringle (Donovan Scott) pays him a visit from the North Pole. Deciding to take a vacation and leave Dan in charge, Kris sends his hard-working elf assistant Eddie (Sean Astin) to guide Dan as the new Santa Claus, hoping he'll learn a lesson in Christmas spirit. With the ... Written by rogue056

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il sostituto di Babbo Natale See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

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You should pass on this holiday fruitcake
3 October 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

Santa gives an angry man his powers in this Hallmark film that seems to be channeling the film "Bruce Almighty" but fails to deliver anything in this boring Hallmark Christmas film .

In this film as the Christmas season approaches, Dan Ryebeck (Ethan Erickson) is facing unemployment, and struggling to pay for the gifts he thinks will impress his two kids, Sally (Annie Thurman) and Joe (Griffin Cleveland). Always chasing a new business idea, Dan hasn't had time for family, including his wife Linda (Anne Dudek), who is finally fed up and filing divorce papers. Threatened by Linda's handsome and successful young boss, Trevor (Steve Valentine), Dan knows he must make this Christmas the best one yet to win his family back. But after auditioning for a mall Santa job and quickly losing his cool, Dan is frustrated and broke, blaming the holidays for his troubles. Little does he know his luck is about to turn around when the real Kris Kringle (Donovan Scott) pays him a visit from the North Pole.

Hallmark has many great films for people to watch during the holidays. When this one pops up change the channel.


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