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Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (2011)

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This year, Santa's daughter (Maria Thayer) takes her first trip away from the North Pole during the Christmas season hoping to find adventure and love in sunny California. While Santa ... See full summary »

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Kevin Connor

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Nina Weinman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Thayer ... Annie
Sam Page ... Ted
Randy J. Goodwin ... Barry
Vivica A. Fox ... Lucy
Ryan Bittle ... Dean
Nay Nay Kirby Nay Nay Kirby ... Mia
Matt Winston ... Chester
Lucy Loken ... Amy
Peter Jason ... Santa
Daniel Weaver ... Ian
Greg Roman ... Albie
Bart Braverman ... Cab Driver
Vicki Lawrence ... Martha
Stephanie Erb ... Customer
Jennifer Naimo ... Waitress
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Storyline

This year, Santa's daughter (Maria Thayer) takes her first trip away from the North Pole during the Christmas season hoping to find adventure and love in sunny California. While Santa watches his daughter through a magic snow globe, Annie arrives in L.A. and becomes friends with the owner of Candy Cane Inn, Lucy (Vivica A. Fox), and her daughter, Mia (Nay Nay Kirby). She also quickly lands a job at Wonderland Toys. Wonderland Toys' owner, Ted (Sam Page) is struggling to stay in business selling old-fashioned toys in a digital world. Annie soon realizes that she wants Ted's business to thrive because she has feelings for this Christmas traditionalist. Written by Movie Collector

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth of five (as of 2015) Christmas/Santa Claus themed movies directed by Kevin Connor, beginning with Santa, Jr. (2002), A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004), Farewell Mr. Kringle (2010), Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (2011), and most recently, A Christmas Kiss II (2014). See more »

Goofs

Annie is walking down the sidewalk in her red dress. You see a large wet spot on the front of the dress. Then a second later, the drink is tossed at her to mess up her dress. But the spot was there before the drink was thrown at her. See more »

Quotes

Martha: All right, Annie. Are you ready to see where sabbatical will be taking you?
Annie: Oh, I'm so excited, mother. It could be anywhere. Paris. Prague. Pittsburgh.
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Connections

References Matlock (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Away in a Manger
(uncredited)
Traditional lyrics, tune attributed variously to William J. Kirkpatrick or James Murray
Performed by Nay Nay Kirby
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This was somewhat of a bland Christmas movie experience...
21 April 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I sat down to watch "Annie Claus is Coming to Town" during the Christmas season, as part of a great many number of Christmas movies to watch. I must admit, though, that "Annie Claus is Coming to Town" was not among the better of all the Christmas movies that I watched.

Sure, the movie had a decent enough storyline, however, it just wasn't outstanding or particularly memorable. The story about Santa's daughter taking a trip away from the North Pole was interesting enough. But there was just too much of a contrast between where the movie wanted to go and where it ended up going. And I wasn't particularly impressed with the outcome of the movie at the hands of director Kevin Connor.

Maria Thayer is a good enough actress for a movie such as this, and she certainly does have that unique charm and quality that was required to pull off something like a movie such as this. However, she was just struggling with a less than adequate script.

The movie also suffered from being too sappy and predictable. Sure, this was a Christmas movie shown on the Hallmark Channel, but did it have to follow every single step of how to make a family-friendly Christmas movie? It just ended up as being very generic and mundane.

There are far better Christmas movies available, movies that are more Warming to the heart and brings a smile to the lips. "Annie Claus is Coming to Town" just didn't had enough to put underneath the Christmas tree, pardon the pun.


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