Defending Santa

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  • TV-PG
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.6  (523)

Defending Santa is a 2013 Christmas comedy movie starring Dean Cain, Jud Tylor, and John Savage. The story follows a lawyer named Scott Calvin (played by Dean Cain) who is tasked with defending Santa Claus in court after he is sued for wrongful death. The movie begins with a scene of Santa Claus making his annual gift-giving rounds at a children's hospital. While there, a little girl named Susan (played by Jodie Sweetin) asks Santa for a wish. Santa promises to deliver her gift, even though it is not something that he can provide.

On his way back to the North Pole, Santa's sleigh crashes and he is presumed dead. It is discovered that the cause of the crash was a drone that was illegally flying in the area. The drone operator, a young man named Taylor (played by Bill Lewis), is sued for wrongful death by the company that owns the drone.

Scott Calvin is hired by the defense team to represent Taylor in court. However, when Scott meets with Taylor, he realizes that he is the one who caused the crash because he was trying to get a video of Santa Claus. Scott decides to represent Santa in court instead and tries to prove that Santa is real and that he was not responsible for the crash.

As the trial progresses, Scott presents evidence that Santa is real and brings in witnesses to testify on Santa's behalf. However, the judge (played by John Savage) is skeptical and does not believe in Santa. Scott must come up with a way to convince the judge and win the case.

Along the way, Scott learns important lessons about the spirit of Christmas and the true meaning of giving. He discovers that the little girl who asked Santa for a wish is actually Taylor's sister, and he sets out to provide her with the gift that Santa promised her.

Defending Santa is a heartwarming and funny movie that is perfect for the holiday season. It delivers a message of hope and compassion that is sure to resonate with audiences of all ages. The cast is excellent, with Dean Cain giving a standout performance as Scott Calvin. Jud Tylor is also excellent as the prosecutor who is determined to win the case.

Overall, Defending Santa is a delightful holiday film that is sure to put a smile on your face. It is a story about the power of belief and the importance of standing up for what you believe in. If you are looking for a movie that will get you into the Christmas spirit, then Defending Santa is the perfect choice.

Defending Santa is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

Defending Santa
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    1 hr 33 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (523)