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Once Upon a Christmas (2000)

Santa is discouraged by a lack of Christmas spirit and wants to quit, but his daughter, Kristin, begs for one more chance to prove to him that there is hope for the world.

Director:

Tibor Takács

Writer:

Steven H. Berman (as Steven Berman)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Dye ... Bill Morgan
Kathy Ireland ... Kristen Claus
Mary Donnelly Haskell ... Rudolfa Claus
Liz Torres ... The Tooth Fairy
Robin Avery Robin Avery ... Sandman
Penny Blake Penny Blake ... Elf #1
Rachelle Carson ... Harley Jones
Douglas Campbell Douglas Campbell ... Santa Claus
André Carthen André Carthen ... Principal Marsh
Michael Gilden ... Dunder
James Kirk ... Kyle Morgan
Grant Linneberg Grant Linneberg ... Coach Zane
Elizabeth Prout Elizabeth Prout ... Mrs. Morgan
Jennifer Prout Jennifer Prout ... Young Brittany
Kirsten Zien ... Brittany Morgan (as Kirsten Prout)
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Widower Bill Morgan took in his loser brother-in-law, Uncle Johnny to his cynical, materially spoiled brats Kyle and Charlene, who never need long to chase each new au-pair screaming, while Bill spends all his time on business and a budding affair with a close, equally workaholic spinster colleague. The kids' misbehavior and disbeliever comments on a 'Santa Smells' website got them struck from the Northpole Christmas gifts list, like so many that Santa refuses to go on and leaves on his and Mrs. Klaus's first Hawaian holiday. Firstborn daughter Rudolfa was waiting to succeed and turn Christmas into a creepy prank festival, but her gentle younger sister Kristen begs a change to save Christmas be redeeming the Morgan family. So she reports as new au-pair, who wins the rascals over, finally helped by Johnny, who fears eviction. However Rudolfa has an evil plan, exploiting Bill refusal to pit up a Christmas tree and a crucial business presentation. Written by KGF Vissers

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Can Santa's daughter turn naughty to nice and save Christmas?


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Goofs

When Kristen has frozen time, the flames are completely immobile. However, the smoke continues to blow out of the windows. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Johnny: Kristen says every day should be like Christmas.
Harley Jones: Oh, what a lovely thought. But when would people work?
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It Must Have Been The Mistletoe
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Perfect movie for the holidays.
7 February 2010 | by zactacSee all my reviews

In this movie we meet Kristen (Kathy Ireland) who is the daughter of Santa Claus. And when Kristen, her father, and other magical creatures begin the Christmas season with the reading of the naughty and nice list things don't go well. After seeing that there are more people on the naughty list than on the nice list Santa loses hope in mankind, so he decides to quit. Kristen makes a deal that if she can get one of the families back on the nice list then it will prove that there is hope for mankind and Santa won't quit, but she has to do this before midnight on Christmas Eve so she has to work fast. She soon comes into the lives of the Morgans. As the father is a workaholic, his son is always in trouble, his passed-wife's brother has no job so hes staying with them, while his daughter is more like an adult than a kid. So now Kristen's got her work cut out for her. As she starts getting closer to success her older sister Rudolfa (Mary Donnelly-Haskell) is trying to stop her so she can take control of Christmas and ruin it forever. Soon Kristen starts to realize that everything isn't as easy as she thought it was in the beginning and will soon learn the one part of the Christmas Spirit that she never knew.

This is a fun movie to watch with your family especially on Christmas. It can truly get you into the Christmas Spirit.


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