The Santa Incident

  • Yelena Lanskaya (2010)
  • US
  • 88 min
The Santa Incident
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Undiscerning older kids should enjoy this playful TV movie in which two young siblings try to help James Cosmo's Santa save Christmas after the military shoots down his sleigh five days before the big event. Predictably clichéd though frequently funny, the slimly plotted tale benefits from some nice casting and a light touch when it comes to the inevitable moral messages. Cosmo is particularly agreeable in his kindly St Nick role, radiating warmth and gentle charm, while a Ben Stiller-ish Greg Germann and subordinate Sean McConaghy deliver increasingly goofy laughs as the bumbling Homeland Security agents who think he's part of an extraterrestrial conspiracy. Ultimately, if you're looking for festive magic or fuzzy sentimentality, there's not much here, but as a throwaway diversion for the over-eights, this comedy does a reasonable job.

Plot Summary

Seasonal comedy starring Ione Skye, Greg Germann and James Cosmo. Two children come to Santa's aid when he becomes stranded in a small town after his sleigh is mistaken for a UFO. With Christmas Eve fast approaching, and Homeland Security on his tail, he must make it back to the North Pole in time to save Christmas.

Cast and crew

Cast

Joanna
Ione Skye
Erickson
Greg Germann
Nick
James Cosmo
Hank
Jonathan Kerrigan
Ross
Michael McElhatton
Cunningham
Sean McConaghy
Daniel
Scott Graham
Sophia
Ali Lyons

Crew

Director
Yelena Lanskaya

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Comedy

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