6.0/10
496
9 user 3 critic

The Santa Con (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 13 December 2014
Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays... and he hates it. Near the end of his first ... See full summary »

Director:

Melissa Joan Hart

Writer:

David Breckman
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Watson ... Nick DeMarco
Melissa Sagemiller ... Carol Guthrie
Scott Grimes ... John Guthrie
Melissa Joan Hart ... Rose DeMarco
Jaleel White ... Paul Greenberg
Tucker Meek ... Billy Guthrie
Wendy Williams ... Pastor Ruth
Alimi Ballard ... Steve Repperton
John Ratzenberger ... Warden Jeffrey Mitchell
Matthew Porter ... Walter Banfield
P.J. Marino ... Foreman
Dahn Ballard Dahn Ballard ... Olivia
Andrea Cirie ... Mrs. Stanwyck
Lucy DeVito ... June
Michael Patrick Lane ... Bartender
Learn more

More Like This 

A Very Merry Toy Store (TV Movie 2017)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two rival toy shop owners reluctantly join forces when an unscrupulous toy magnate opens a box store in their town.

Director: Paula Hart
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, Dan Amboyer
Holiday in Handcuffs (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.

Director: Ron Underwood
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, Timothy Bottoms
Broadcasting Christmas (TV Movie 2016)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two news broadcasters who previously were in love fight for a position as a morning talk show host that they both want, ultimately finding what made them like each other so much in the first place.

Director: Peter Sullivan
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Dean Cain, Cynthia Gibb
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Chloe plans the 1st Christmas fair in town where she meets Evan and falls in love but he has to go to Norway for his dream job. 2nd Xmas fair a year later he brings a cute Swede. 3rd Xmas fair Chloe is dating Ted. How about 4th Xmas fair?

Director: Marita Grabiak
Stars: Arielle Kebbel, Corey Sevier, Markie Post
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Recently separated parents Tracie (Fisk) and Rick (Rogers) spend every other holiday with their young daughters Harper and Ava. But this Christmas, the girls have only one thing on their ... See full summary »

Director: Blair Hayes
Stars: Kenda Benward, Jonathan Billions, Mia Ella Clyburn
Becoming Santa (TV Movie 2015)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman brings her boyfriend home for Christmas to meet her parents, Santa and Mrs. Claus. He must decide if he's willing to continue their relationship after learning that he'd be next in line for Santa's job.

Director: Christie Will Wolf
Stars: Laura Bell Bundy, Jesse Hutch, Tony Cavalero
A Twist of Christmas (TV Movie 2018)
Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the frenzy before Christmas, two single parents - busy working mom Abby (Lachey) and her son, and overwhelmed lawyer Ryan (Zub) and his daughter - accidentally mix up their toys at a ... See full summary »

Director: David Winning
Stars: Vanessa Lachey, Brendon Zub, Rick Fox
The Christmas Contract (TV Movie 2018)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A recently-single woman dreads the thought of going back to her home town in Louisiana for Christmas when she finds out her ex-boyfriend will be there with his new girlfriend.

Director: Monika Mitchell
Stars: Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles
Welcome to Christmas (TV Movie 2018)
Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Resort developer Madison Lane (Finnigan) is tasked with finding a location for a new ski resort. While she's prepared to recommend the resort be placed in Mountain Park, her boss tells her ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Harvey
Stars: Eric Mabius, Jennifer Finnigan, Susan Hogan
Kristin's Christmas Past (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Given the opportunity to visit her estranged family on Christmas Eve 1996, Kristin Cartwright hopes to change her past in order to improve her current life in 2013.

Director: Jim Fall
Stars: Shiri Appleby, Will Kemp, Courtney Henggeler
A Country Christmas Story (TV Movie 2013)
Drama | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A teenage chorister from a small Appalachian town dreams of becoming a country music star.

Director: Eric Bross
Stars: Megyn Price, Ross McCall, Brian McKnight
Merry In-Laws (TV Movie 2012)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A recently engaged woman plans a get-together so her parents can meet her fiancé's family. It turns out that his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Director: Leslie Hope
Stars: George Wendt, Shelley Long, Lucas Bryant
Edit

Storyline

Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays... and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will bring his estranged parents back together by Christmas. When his sister Rosemary hears this, she is livid and can't believe he would break a little boy's heart with an empty promise. After a long night of soul searching - and with the help of an insightful female pastor - Nick decides to make good on his promise to the child, somehow. But after meeting the boy's mother Carol, will Nick ultimately choose to put the happiness of others ahead of his own?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Original broadcast date (on Lifetime Channel): December 13, 2014. Repeated on December 14 (twice), 15, 19, 20, 25 and 26, 2014. See more »

Goofs

When Carol chastises her contractors at 3:30 for what she implies is their excessively long lunch break, the foreman - the fellow with the chopsticks - has a near full plate of food, belying the fact that this would have been a long lunch break and that much of his food should already have been eaten. See more »

Connections

References Sophie's Choice (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas Comes Just Once A Year
Performed by Ali J
See more »

User Reviews

 
SURPRISINGLY REFRESHING
14 November 2018 | by tfrasier-68666See all my reviews

I came across this movie by accident just looking for Christmas movies to watch, and my standards were low just because I've seen sooo many Hallmark/TV Christmas movies that are painfully over-acted with surface level plots, but I seen Jalleel White and Mellissa Joan Hart so I just played it.

From beginning to end I was hooked into the storyline that was so refreshing and actually very funny. Melissa Joan Hart was great, as was the other cast. This was a Christmas movie that actually had substance, and the character development with the main character was so well done. By the end of the movie I was grinning because it was so refreshing and enjoyable to watch. A Christmas movie well done


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Santa Con See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed