Chesler/Perlmutter Productions

Amanda Barker, Rachel Blanchard, George Buza, Dean Cain, Helen Colliander, Barry Flatman, Mike Petersen, Joe Silvaggio

Michael Sherman (Dean Cain) is a young lawyer, looking for a big case to put him on the map. (George Buza) is Santa who’s being sued claiming he’s not really Santa. First Santa has to convince Mike (His daughter is easy!) that he’s Santa, and then they have to go to court to try to prove it “Miracle on 34th Street” style. The twist is that the guy who’s trying to destroy Santa Braxton Bennett (Barry Flatman) has a serious ulterior motive. Lily Sherman (Helen Colliander) is Michael’s daughter who has some important testimony to try to save Santa.

This is a new Christmas film that is very similar to Miracle on 34th Street. There are a good many similarities, but I’m not sure if it qualifies as a remake or not. But still it’s a modern version of an old story. It’s pretty nice. Dean Cain is really good as the young lawyer struggling to believe. There are a few twists and turns along the way, and of course it’s got a happy ending. Not unique in it’s story, but fresh in the telling, and it’s a new film with new faces. I don’t think it will ever replace the original film which is certainly a Christmas classic, but it’s a nice, pleasing story of Christmas that will never grow old. I enjoyed watching it, and I realized how nice and familiar it is which makes us all feel good. I would definitely look this one up on TV this year, just to see a fresh look at a familiar story.

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** The Case for Christmas (2011), 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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