Like Father, Like Santa (1998)

Movie Summary

Also known as The Christmas Takeover.

When a boy writes to Santa asking to see more of his father, who is preoccupied with making money and doing business deals, he is captured by Santa’s helpers and he learns how much his family means to him.

The TV special originally premiered on Fox Family in 1998 as part of their 25 Days of Christmas.

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Cast Includes

Harry Hamlin (Tyler Madison), Megan Gallagher (Elyse Madison), Curtis Blanck (Danny Madison), William Hootkins (Santa), Gary Coleman (Ignatius), Gary Frank (Smitty), Roy Dotrice (Ambrose Booth), Stuart Pankin (Snipes), George Sharperson (Jake), Michael Munoz (Whoops)

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