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Naughty or Nice (2012)

Holiday humbug Krissy Kringle receives a special delivery intended for Santa Claus, the Naughty or Nice book he left behind while visiting a child, and uses the power of the book to expose ... See full summary »

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Rickie Castaneda (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilarie Burton ... Krissy Kringle
Matt Dallas ... Lance Leigh
Gabriel Tigerman ... Marco Webb
Meredith Baxter ... Carol Kringle
Michael Gross ... Walter Kringle
Jessica Tuck ... Debbie O'Brien
Tony Cavalero ... Justin Reid
Michelle Hurd ... Helen Purcell
Danneel Ackles ... Jill Rhodes
Dana Barron ... Brenda Weir
Googy Gress ... Santa Claus
Steven Christopher Parker ... Peter
Kaden Gibson Kaden Gibson ... Feisty Kid
Tony Denman ... Cashier
Anita Finlay ... Mrs. Harris
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Holiday humbug Krissy Kringle receives a special delivery intended for Santa Claus, the Naughty or Nice book he left behind while visiting a child, and uses the power of the book to expose the naughty deeds of those around her, but soon finds that her newfound power isn't always so nice. Written by Hallmark Channel

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English

Release Date:

24 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Hilarie Burton and Michelle Hurd are both on Lethal Weapon (2016). See more »

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References Good Morning America (1975) See more »

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My Christmas movie recommendation for 2012
1 December 2012 | by HallmarkMovieBuffSee all my reviews

Even though I judge TV movies on a more lenient scale than theatrical movies, I don't know how IMDb gets a weighted average of only 5.9 for this when the arithmetic mean = 7.8, and the median = 8 (after 88 viewer votes). Whatever! This was my most-anticipated, and the best Christmas movie I expect to see, this season.

Why was this my most-anticipated movie of the season? Simply because it stars one of my favorite actors, Hilarie Burton (okay, I'll admit it: I think she's hot — she's not only a good actor and nice to look at, but she also has attitude, self-confidence, and a sparkle in her eye), as Krissy Kringle (of Candy Cane Lane, no less…don't worry, it's explained in the movie). And, no, she's not Santa's daughter, as one might expect, if you've watched as many of these Christmas movies as I have.

In all my reviews, I have never given the producers due credit, but in my honest opinion, they deserve it here.

1. They got Rickie Castaneda, who gained experience writing three of last year's Christmas movies (two sixes and a seven on a scale of ten, in my opinion) to write a relatively non-formulaic, more-clever-than-usual script, both in structure and lines.

2. They hired Lindsay Chag as casting director, whose list of credits is longer than your arm, and who assembled a wide cast of well-known actors, including for supporting roles; and in a special case of inspiration, got "Alex Keaton's" parents from TV's "Family Ties" to play Krissy's here.

3. Finally, they had David Mackay, a veteran of mostly theatrical films, direct. The result is pitch-perfect performances, with nary a hint of overplay.

In short, even though I haven't yet seen all of this year's offerings, this is the one I recommend.


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