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Santa in Training (2019)

A little known secret is that every 30 years a new Santa Claus is chosen to replace present Santa. So what could go wrong when two eccentric elves are sent to bring back and train a man who says he hates Christmas? Just about everything.


Christian Vogeler


Yamil Piedra




Credited cast:
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Eddie
Roberto Escobar ... Santa
Julio Iglesias Jr. Julio Iglesias Jr. ... Bruno
Carson Rowland ... Slippy
Kate Katzman ... Dippy
Armando Gutierrez ... Mario
Sofia Osorio ... Gabby
Carolina Pozo ... Clara
Jennifer Gasca ... Matilda
Yamil Piedra ... Silent Simon
Tito Puente Jr. ... Pablo
Kendall Vertes
Martín Fajardo ... Little Eddie
Gley Viera ... Person
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pilar Bru ... Mrs. Garcia


It's a little known secret that every 30 years a new Santa is picked, and this year is it. But when Santa's right hand elf Bruno gets passed up for the job, he plots to undermine this year's pick and replaces him with the Christmas hating, grumpy Eddie Garcia, and sends the dopiest elves from the North Pole to train him. Eddie's training tears his already troubled family life apart, as the two elves do their best to re-introduce him to Christmas spirit, but his grudge towards the holiday prove too much for the elves to brake. Only after giving up all hope, and quitting is Eddie given another chance to believe in himself, after the jealous elf Bruno in his final attempt to ruin Christmas takes Eddies family hostage. Written by Christian Vogeler

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Ever have a job you hate?


Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for rude and suggestive material, thematic elements and some action | See all certifications »

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Shot on a $25,000 budget, primarily funded by Antonio Sabato. See more »

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21 November 2020 | by mattfrancis-03963See all my reviews

This shouldn't have ratings. I won't judge for the low budget there are worser Christmas movies. But very fact throughout the movie the scenes were so poorly planned, the plot didn't make for good viewing, the movie had a lack of organisation and the dialect is awful I just cant believe just how had this was.

Surely a line has to be drawn when seasonal films are being replaced now with this type of purely written rubbish. Not forgetting this film ideally is meant for the younger generation and even though the cookie scene and the all silliness probably summed up this entire film, there is no way this would appeal enough or be appropriate to it's target audience.

Silly comedy isn't a guarantee of a laugh out loud comedy. Look I'll give it to you straight, I understand why certain people would quite like this film as everyone is different, but a message to the cast and the creators this film was NOT good!

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