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The Christmas Switch (2014)

Through Eddie's wit and guile, he gives Sam that last night and finally finds the real meaning of Christmas the gambler's way.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Henstridge ... Susan Wells
Brian Krause ... Eddie Bennett
Cedric Smith ... Sam Wells
Krista Bridges ... Barbara Morgan
George Buza ... Burly Man
Christopher Lee Clements Christopher Lee Clements ... Louie (as Christopher Clements)
Rob deLeeuw ... George Oakville
Scott Gorman ... Al
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Manny
James Millington ... Dr. Johnson
Skyler Wexler ... Rich Daughter
Sugith Varughese ... Mr. Sanjip
Topper George McGinty Topper George McGinty ... Tommy's (10 year old) (as Tpper McGinty)
Tony Rosato ... Salesman
Alison Jutzi Alison Jutzi ... Rich Mother
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Eddie Bennett is a fast-talking, Three-card Monte dealer who has hustled the streets of New York City for the last 15 years. Eddie along with his friends, has mastered every scam there is until one day he is visited by a mysterious man who offers him an unusual proposition. He will give Eddie the chance to achieve eternal redemption for all the bad deeds he has done. The price is simple: he must transfer his spirit to a different body for three weeks. This way an aging, ailing Santa Claus, Sam, can use Eddie's body to play St. Nick for one more Christmas. Eddie thinks the man is nuts and beside, redemption is a sucker's bet. If he were to go through with the deal, he'd want a million dollars in cash. That's the pay off. The mysterious man snaps his fingers and a million dollars appears before a dumbfounded Eddie. "The choice is yours," says the man. "You can have the money or the pearly gates. That's up to you. All we want is your body for a few weeks." For one second Eddie hesitates ... Written by Ron Peterson

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Release Date:

9 November 2014 (Canada) See more »

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2 December 2018 | by krmiller-23175See all my reviews

Of all the low-budget, mass-produced Christmas specials out there this one stands out. The Christmas Switch feels like like an original story. The acting is mediocre at best, but the story is actually watchable. This movie has a good message and good characters for a Christmas special. I would recommend this if you're looking for decent Christmas specials.


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