Judge David Johnson's letters to Santa always came back stamped "Return to Sender."
Love is the greatest Christmas gift of all.
Crystal (Amy Acker, Angel) is a rich, entitled, spoiled brat whose reckless spending has led to a diabolical ultimatum from her mother:If she doesn't get her act together and find a man, she'll be cut off.
As Crystal walks down the sidewalk in a huff, she happens across a letter to Santa that had fallen out of a mailman's bag. Instead of tossing it back into the mailbox or chasing down the mail carrier, she takes it home and reads it.
Turns out a small girl named Olivia (Emma Duke) is asking Santa for a nice woman to come and marry her nice father (David Haydn-Jones, The Last Kiss). Crystal decides this is exactly what she needs, shows up at the soup kitchen where Olvia's dad works, and begins a romance that will most assuredly hit a snag when everyone discovers how creepy she is.
On the surface, Dear Santa is a perfectly mediocre, inoffensive, made-for-television holiday romcom. You've got a precocious kid, a handsome father, an attractive woman in need of a life lesson, and lots of homeless people. One problem: these are not real people. They don't make decisions or implement actions that would make any sense at all in our plane of existence. For example, we have…
Derek, the father
Jilian, the ex-girlfriend
Dear Santa's DVD presentation is no-frills: 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, 2.0 stereo, no extras.
If you want to see a schmaltzy Christmas love story starring pod people, here
you go. Guilty.
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