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Defending Santa (2013)

A small-town sheriff finds a man asleep in the woods who claims to be Santa Claus.

Director:

Brian Skiba
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Sheriff Scott Hanson
Jud Tylor ... Sarah Walker
John Savage ... Judge Willis
Gary Hudson ... Robert Nielson
Eric Scott Woods ... William
Bill Lewis ... Kris Kringle
Jamie McRae ... Susan Hanson
Cooper Barnes ... Deputy Sam Bryant
Jodie Sweetin ... Beth
Seth Menachem Seth Menachem ... Mark
Harry Victor Harry Victor ... Jack
Nicole Helen ... Lisa
Joseph Walsh Joseph Walsh ... Mayor Joe Jacobs
Roz Witt ... Lorraine
Barry Jenner ... Harry
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Storyline

While responding to the report of a broken down vehicle on Christmas Eve, Scott Hanson, a ski resort town sheriff, stumbles upon a sleeping Santa in the snowy woods. With his sleigh ride in doubt after spending nearly a year in a coma, Santa is put on trial to defend his identity. As the small town learns to "believe," Sheriff Hanson, a dad and widower, also begins to fall for Santa's court-appointed defense attorney, Sarah. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mikulás védelmében See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Three headlines about the trial are dated Monday, December 20, 2012, but 12/20/12 was a Thursday. See more »

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Time of Year
Written by Olympia Decarlo and Lily Eakin
Performed by Fools & Sages
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My thoughts on "Defending Santa"
10 December 2013 | by info-6439See all my reviews

LOVED this film....ESPECIALLY loved characters played by Jud Tylor and Dean Cain....perfect film for the holiday season! Myself, my husband and son really enjoyed it. A film to make you feel good, it made you want to bake cookies and decorate your Christmas tree! And the cast excelled with solid performances...hoping this is going to become a holiday tradition, like watching A Christmas Story or Miracle on 34th Street! In this day and age, it's refreshing to watch a film of this quality, without nudity, drugs, sex, and violence, as this does not always have to be included in a film for it to be successful. Or, to touch your heart....


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