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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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Hilarious and horrifying, and not in a good way.
18 December 2019 | by allensmufflerSee all my reviews

We took the kids to free movie night at the local theatre where this movie was playing. We couldn't find any reviews on it prior to going and didn't know what to expect. We bought our snacks and settled in for a fun and wholesome family Christmas movie. We were surprised by this movie to say the least. The elves were deranged, and the special effects were what I'm going to assume it's like to have "a bad trip" on drugs. The adults couldn't quit laughing and the kids were stunned silent the whole movie. At the end the general consensus from the kids was that it was "the worst movie ever! Does Santa really do that to bad elves?!" And "that was terrifying!" This movie would frighten younger children for sure. It was memorable, I'll give you that.

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13 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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