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Santa Con (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 13 December 2014 (USA)
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 »

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Melissa Joan Hart

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David Breckman
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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
Matthew Porter Matthew Porter ... Walter Banfield
P.J. Marino ... Foreman
Dahn Ballard Dahn Ballard ... Olivia
Andrea Cirie ... Mrs. Stanwyck
Lucy DeVito ... June
Michael Patrick Lane ... Bartender
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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?

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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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

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Parts of Santa Con were shot in Stratford, CT in front of one of the oldest churches in New England. The Christ Episcople Church built their second structure in 1743 which still stands today. Many of the scenes of this movie were shot at this church in the summer, although the movie takes place in winter. That isn't snow on the ground, it's synthetic! See more »

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References Sophie's Choice (1982) See more »

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Christmas Comes Just Once A Year
Performed by Ali J
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Wow A Great Christmas Movie on Lifetime THUMBS UP
22 August 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

A small-time con man ordered by his parole officer to take a job as a department store Santa promises to reunite a young boy's estranged parents.

What is nice about this film is that it is full of tiny surprises. All of them are nice surprises. Its a film that (mostly) avoids the trappings of Christmas Theme Movies.

The greatest thing about this film is the fact it shows that everyone has "Value". This film may not be 100% original however its 100% enjoyable and worth watching.

So far this year this is my top pick.


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