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Director  William Dear
Initial DVD release  November 6, 2001
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Language  English
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Fantasy
Music director  Joel McNeely
Country  United States
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Release date  November 19, 2000 (2000-11-19) (U.S.) December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03) (UK)
Writer  Debra Frank (teleplay), Steve L. Hayes (teleplay), Chad Hoffman (unpublished story), Robert Schwartz (unpublished story)
Cast  Leslie Nielsen (Santa Claus), Steven Eckholdt (Peter Albright), Robyn Lively (Claire Dreyer), Max Morrow (Zack Dreyer), Erik Knudsen (Nasty Boy)
Similar movies  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tagline  All he wants for Christmas is his memory back.

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Thinking him to be a homeless man, a news reporter (Steve Eckholdt) gets amnesiac Santa Claus (Leslie Nielsen) a job as a department store Santa and tries to find his family.

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Santa Who? is a TV movie first shown in 2000 on ABC, starring Leslie Nielsen, and directed by William Dear. The plot centers on Santa Claus developing a case of amnesia (specifically source amnesia) right before Christmas. As of 2009, it is shown in the 25 Days of Christmas programming block on ABC Family.

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The film is rated TV-PG.

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Santa Claus develops amnesia after accidentally falling out of his sleigh and only the innocence of a small child can save him. Meanwhile, Santa has to battle the disbelief of a newsman.

Plot

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The film starts with Santa feeling ill and going out for fresh air on a flight in his sleigh. Because of bad weather, he falls out and lands in New York. After the fall, he is unable to remember who he is.

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An afraid-of-commitment TV news reporter finds him and uses him on TV to get audience while vowing them to find his family. In the meantime, Santa works in a mall. The TV newsreporters girlfriends son repeatedly tries to convince the adults that he is the real Santa Claus, which the adults refuse to believe.

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Santa still remembers certain details about Christmas but is unable to remember how he knows them, as typically happens with source amnesia.

All the while, Santas elves are looking for him.

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Near the end, a couple thinks it could be their grandfather who has grown a beard, and take him with them. Instead, when it is proved he is Santa, the reporter regains his faith in Christmas and gains a family.

Reception

Christopher Null of Filmcritic.com gave Santa Who? 2 out of 5 stars.

References

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