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Writer  Mark Valenti
Initial release  December 1, 1998
Running time  1h 45m
4.2/10 IMDb


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Director  Michael Scott
Genres  Fantasy, Family film
Cast  Harry Hamlin (Tyler Madison), Megan Gallagher (Elyse Madison), Curtis Blanck (Danny Madison)
Similar movies  Santa Baby (2006), Santa Baby 2 (2009), The Night They Saved Christmas (1984), Santa Claus: The Movie (1985), Twice Upon a Christmas (2001)

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Like Father, Like Santa (also known as The Christmas Takeover) is a TV movie starring Harry Hamlin and William Hootkins. It premiered on Fox Family in 1998 on their 25 Days of Christmas programming block. The script was written by Mark Valenti.

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Plot

The story revolves around a toy tycoon named Tyler Madison who is greedy, ruthless, and neglectful of his family. He wants a monopoly of the toys industry and is determined to erase all his competitors including his father, Santa Claus.

He had a bitter childhood which motivates him to put Santa Claus out of business. He travels to the North Pole to take over Santa’s toy workshop. However, he realizes that he has a lot in common with his father. He faces a crisis of conscience when the Christmas elves at his father’s mailroom go on a labor strike.

Cast

  • Harry Hamlin as Tyler Madison
  • Megan Gallagher as Elise Madison
  • Curtis Blanck as Danny Madison
  • William Hootkins as Santa Claus
  • Gary Coleman as Ignatius
  • Michael Munoz as Whoops
  • Roy Dotrice as Ambrose Booth
  • Gary Frank as Smitty
  • Stuart Pankin as Snipes
  • References

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