• TV-G
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.6  (1,227)

BECOMING SANTA is an American Christmas comedy film that comes alive in a world filled with love, adventure, and expectations. Santa Claus is retiring from his role as Santa, and in search of a successor, he comes across a woman named Holly (played by Ellen Hollman), who has a heart of gold and is filled with the Christmas spirit. Santa believes Holly is the perfect candidate, and with the assistance of his reindeer, he guides her on a journey to become a new and improved Santa.

Holly is a down-to-earth art teacher who loves the holidays and lives for the Christmas season. However, she never imagined that she could become Santa Claus, until the magical old man offered her the job. At first, Holly is hesitant and laughs it off, but soon realizes through a series of amusing incidents, that she could indeed be the perfect fit to take on this role. With guidance and training from the current Santa, she soon finds herself immersed in the job, and ready to make her rounds on Christmas Eve.

Holly is a woman who has always had a heart for others, is kind, and spreads joy wherever she goes. Her love for Christmas shines through in everything she does, and as Santa Claus, she continues to spread love and happiness to every child and adult she encounters. The film shows the audience that it is possible to recognize and realize one's true calling, even if it comes in a package you least expect.

Along the way, Holly meets diverse characters that teach her valuable lessons, including a little girl she meets in the snow, the overzealous elf assigned to be her helper, and a handsome man named Nick (Aaron Hill), who sees something special in Holly and ends up helping her with her duties as Santa. Nick becomes Holly's ally and confidant, and the two work together to create the perfect Christmas experience.

Throughout the movie, Holly makes it her mission to ensure that every child's Christmas wish comes true. Her sincerity and love for people come alive onscreen, and her journey around the world brings her to places she had never imagined she could go. With an unshakable belief in the power of positivity and the magic of the season, Holly shows that being Santa is more than just activities like riding in a sleigh and giving presents, it's a way of life.

BECOMING SANTA is directed by Christie Will Wolf, who blends humor, warmth, and wonder in the movie. The movie is a charming, family-friendly film that will leave viewers filled with the Christmas spirit. It celebrates the importance of love, friendship, and kindness, all of which are staples of the holiday season.

With Ellen Hollman leading the show, the movie is a unique take on the Santa Claus story that teaches us that being Santa Claus is not just about the red suit, flying reindeer, and a big bag of presents, but about having the right heart filled with love, generosity, and kindness. This movie is a great reminder to never stop believing in the magic of Christmas and to keep the Christmas spirit alive.

Overall, BECOMING SANTA is a heartwarming film that gives viewers a chance to reimagine the legend of Santa Claus through the eyes of a kind-hearted teacher who wears the red suit with pride. This movie will make audiences laugh, cry, and feel the warmth and magic of the season.

BECOMING SANTA is a 2015 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

BECOMING SANTA is available to watch, stream, download and on demand at Hulu. Some platforms allow you to rent BECOMING SANTA for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 27 min
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    5.6  (1,227)