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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.
      Director
      Alan Shapiro
      Producer
      Alan Shapiro, Jeffrey White
      Screenwriter
      Carol Dysinger, Alan Shapiro
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Television
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Holiday, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 16, 2013
      Runtime
      1h 37m
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