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      The Christmas Star

      TV-PG 1986 1h 37m Kids & Family Holiday Drama List
      Reviews 56% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A con man (Edward Asner) escapes from prison in a Santa Claus suit and meets two children who believe in him. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      michael d Fairly dark and definitely bizarre holiday TV flick. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this movie. Saw it on Network TV when Disney had their Sunday night show on ABC. Searched for it for years until I finally found it on Amazon. Ed Asner is excellent and it is very heartwarming. Love the beginning when you hear the Crystals sing, SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN. I try to watch it every Christmas season. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review s r Saw on Disney +. It had some potential, but it was hard to get through. Overall I hope I don't see it again. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good movie. They do not make movies like this anymore! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Most underrated Christmas movie ever Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member good christmas family movie with a disgusting happy jesus singing ending. the rest of the film was fine though. a criminal escapes from prison in a santa outfit and gets mistaken to be the real santa by kids in a poor neighbourhood. while he uses the kids to get a hold of some old loot from years before his conscience is beginning to get the better of him. so he saves the day of course. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A con man (Edward Asner) escapes from prison in a Santa Claus suit and meets two children who believe in him.
      Alan Shapiro
      Alan Shapiro, Jeffrey White
      Carol Dysinger, Alan Shapiro
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Television
      Kids & Family, Holiday, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 16, 2013
      1h 37m
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