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Dear Santa (2011)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 26 November 2011
A young woman who comes from a life of privilege falls for the owner of a soup kitchen after discovering a Dear Santa letter written by his seven year old daughter.

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Beverly Hills 90210 alumni Jason Priestly takes the helm for this warmhearted romantic comedy about a die-hard party girl struggling to change her frivolous ways. Crystal (Amy Acker) comes from a wealthy family. She loves spending money. Her parent's money. When they decide it is time for her to make something of her life they give her until Christmas to clean up her act. Should Crystal fail to comply, her credit cards will be promptly cancelled. Petrified at the prospect of having no money and no boyfriend, Crystal has a flash of inspiration when she finds a letter to Santa from seven year old Olivia (Emma Duke). In the letter, Olivia asks Santa to find her widowed father Derek (David Haydn-Jones) a new wife. He owner of a local soup kitchen, Derek has dedicated his life to helping others. Though Crystal has never set foot in a soup kitchen, she soon seeks Derek out and begins volunteering her time in an effort to get closer to him. Little does Crystal realize that Derek's girlfriend... Written by Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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26 November 2011 (USA)  »

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CAD 3,950,000 (estimated)
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Both Amy Acker and Gina Holden starred in the first season of Supernatural(2005). See more »

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When Crystal first found the Santa letter and read it, there was no return address written anywhere on it, but she continued to say she looked up the return address to find out where they lived. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Christian Mingle: The Movie (2017) See more »

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Music by Mitch Lee
Sung by Jocelyn Alice
(p) 2011 Locash Records
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31 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shopaholic Crystal's (Amy Acker, Alias) wealthy parents give her an ultimatum: change her irresponsible ways by Christmas or they will cut her off without a cent. With no job or romantic prospects, what's a party girl to do? Fate intervenes when she finds seven year-old Olivia's (Emma Duke) letter to Santa asking for a new wife for her widowed dad Derek (David Haydn-Jones). Crystal tracks them down and vows to win over father and daughter before the fast-approaching holiday deadline.

This is a nice little film. It has lots of spirit and charming actors. It has more depth than your average Christmas Movie!

When you see it pop up on television WATCH IT. You will enjoy this.


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