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The Christmas Star 1986

  • Alan Shapiro
  • December 14, 1986
  • 94 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Family
Two kids made a believer out of him.
Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblence to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and heavyset features. McNickle hides out from the police in a nearby suburban neighborhood where he is befriended and helped by two local children who think he is the real Santa Claus. McNickle takes advantage of the kids naive ness to help him get his counterfeit money hidden somewhere in a local department store while he develops kind-hearted feelings for his two con victims that make him slowly understand the true nature of Christmas.


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Some kids find an escaped convict named Horace (Ed Asner) who they think is Santa. Horace decides to use the kids to get his hands on money he stole that he has hidden somewhere.
Ed Asner and Christmas always fit together well ever since this movie. I mean; he was great in an X-Files Christmas episode as well as Santa in Elf. Asner makes Christmas Star something special as well and definitely an under-rated Christmas film.

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