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A Different Kind of Christmas (1996)

TV-PG
TV Movie | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When you're the city attorney you don't need the kinds of problems that her father was giving her. After her mother died, her father began doing his "Santa Schick," as she called it, much more intensely... which meant that he turned his ...See moreWhen you're the city attorney you don't need the kinds of problems that her father was giving her. After her mother died, her father began doing his "Santa Schick," as she called it, much more intensely... which meant that he turned his home into a kind of year-round Santa Claus castle where children of all ages could come to see the wonderful presents and no child ever left without a gift. But what's wrong with this kind of philanthropic generosity was that it totally embarrassed her when, as city attorney, it fell to her to make him stop his 'commercial' enterprise in an area zoned for private homes. But there's more to it than that and the outcome is not quite what you'd expect. Written by BOB STEBBINS See less
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Susan Booker (casting: Los Angeles) | Craig Fincannon
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Dec 9, 1996 (United States)

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Shelley Long
Elizabeth Gates Elizabeth Gates   See fewer
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Barry Bostwick
Frank Mallory Frank Mallory   See fewer
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Nathan Lawrence
Tommy Gates Tommy Gates   See fewer
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Michael E. Knight
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Keith Flippen
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Rebecca Koon
Marguerite Marguerite   See fewer
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Troy Simmons
Lester Lester   See fewer
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Wells Struble
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Sarah Maria Newman
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Jessica Frank
Girl at Santa's Girl at Santa's   See fewer
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Margo Moorer
Madeline Parker Madeline Parker   See fewer
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Robert D. Raiford
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Lydia Harris
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5.7 / 10 | 285 votes