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Santa Switch (2013)

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TV Movie | 90 min | Family

As the Christmas season approaches, Dan Ryebeck (Ethan Erickson) is facing unemployment, and struggling to pay for the gifts he thinks will impress his two kids, Sally (Annie Thurman) and Joe (Griffin Cleveland). Always chasing a new ...See moreAs the Christmas season approaches, Dan Ryebeck (Ethan Erickson) is facing unemployment, and struggling to pay for the gifts he thinks will impress his two kids, Sally (Annie Thurman) and Joe (Griffin Cleveland). Always chasing a new business idea, Dan hasn't had time for family, including his wife Linda (Anne Dudek), who is finally fed up and filing divorce papers. Threatened by Linda's handsome and successful young boss, Trevor, Dan knows he must make this Christmas the best one yet to win his family back. But after auditioning for a mall Santa job and quickly losing his cool, Dan is frustrated and broke, blaming the holidays for his troubles. Little does he know his luck is about to turn around when the real Kris Kringle (Donovan Scott) pays him a visit from the North Pole. Deciding to take a vacation and leave Dan in charge, Kris sends his hard-working elf assistant Eddie (Sean Astin) to guide Dan as the new Santa Claus, hoping he'll learn a lesson in Christmas spirit. With the sudden power to impress Linda and the kids by making every wild Christmas wish come true, Dan soon gets carried away. As the fate of the whole world's Christmas rests in his hands, can Dan focus on what his family really needs without flubbing his greatest gig yet? Written by rogue056 See less
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Director
David Cass Jr. (as David S Cass Jr)
Writers
Rod Spence (teleplay) (story) | Gregg Rossen (teleplay) | Brian Sawyer (teleplay)
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Updated Aug 12, 2013

Release date
Dec 7, 2013 (United States)

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Ethan Erickson
Dan Ryebeck Dan Ryebeck   See fewer
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Anne Dudek
Linda Ryebeck Linda Ryebeck   See fewer
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Annie Thurman
Sally Ryebeck Sally Ryebeck   See fewer
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Griffin Cleveland
Joe Ryebeck Joe Ryebeck   See fewer
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Tiffany Adams
Veterinarian Elf Veterinarian Elf   See fewer
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Sean Astin
Eddie Eddie   See fewer
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John Balma
Maitre d' Maitre d'   See fewer
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Raquel Bell
Tow Truck Driver Tow Truck Driver   See fewer
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Lisa Canning
Salesperson Salesperson   See fewer
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Julia Cho
Elf Ronnie Elf Ronnie   See fewer
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Meg Cionni
Gracie Gracie   See fewer
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Madison Dae Clarion
Christmas Shopper- Child Christmas Shopper- Child   See fewer
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Terri Douglas
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Kayla Drew
Girlfriend Girlfriend   See fewer
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Kate Gilligan
Parent Parent   See fewer
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Michael Lanahan
Supervisor Supervisor   See fewer
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Adam Lieberman
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Joseph Oliveira
Pedestrian Pedestrian   See fewer
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David Michael Paul
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Gabriel Suttle
Young Dan Ryebeck Young Dan Ryebeck   See fewer
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Steve Trzaska
Elf Willie Elf Willie   See fewer
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Steve Valentine
Trevor / Boss Trevor / Boss   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 354 votes