Once upon a Christmas

Once upon a Christmas

Tibor Takacs (2000)

U Certificate


Our Score
There's a quaint premise behind this yuletide TV movie, as Santa threatens to quit because too many children on his present list are naughty not nice. However, his younger daughter (Kathy Ireland) is convinced that the family firm will fall further into disrepute if her hissable older sister (Mary Donnelly-Haskell) assumes control and persuades her father to give her the chance to see if she can convince just one household to mend its ways. Essentially, it's Scrooge without the ghosts, as Ireland sets out to reform workaholic John Dye and his neglected, but ghastly kids. Unexpectedly lively festive fodder.


As a disillusioned Father Christmas prepares to hang up his famed red suit for the last time, his own kids decide to prove the seasonal spirit is still flourishing. Family drama, starring Kathy Ireland, John Dye, Michael Gilden and Douglas Campbell.

Cast & Crew

Kristen Claus Kathy Ireland
Bill Morgan John Dye
Dunder Michael Gilden
Santa Claus Douglas Campbell
Rudolfa Claus Mary Donnelly-Haskell
The Tooth Fairy Liz Torres
The Sandman Robin Avery
Harley Jones Rachelle Carson
Director Tibor Takacs
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video
Drama Children's