Call Me Claus

Call Me Claus

Peter Werner (2001)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Nigel Hawthorne tries to convince Whoopi Goldberg that she should take over the reindeer reins as Santa Claus for the next 200 years in this seasonal blend of Miracle on 34th Street and The Santa Clause. Oddly, race and sex are never an issue or a concern in this TV vehicle for Goldberg's grouchy, sharp-tongued schtick. Playing a home shopping channel producer, Goldberg discovers a money magnet in Hawthorne, whose jolly, sincere demeanour charms the viewers. The stars acquit themselves well enough and despite its fair share of manipulative moments, there's an amusing sideline in Christmas cynicism. The finale may take some swallowing, however.


A cynical female TV producer hires a man to play Santa Claus in a programme. He turns out to be the real Father Christmas, and has come on a special mission to melt her icy heart and persuade her to take over the reindeer reins as the new face of the festive season. Family drama, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne, Brian Mitchell and Victor Garber.

Cast & Crew

Lucy Cullins Whoopi Goldberg
Nick Nigel Hawthorne
Cameron Brian Mitchell
Taylor Victor Garber
Ralph Taylor Negron
Dwayne Frankie Faison
Mama Melody Garrett
Iesha Jazmin
Director Peter Werner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama Children's