Like Father, Like Santa
Like Father, Like Santa (also known as The Christmas Takeover) is a TV movie starring Harry Hamlin and William Hootkins. It premiered on Fox Family in 1998 on their 25 Days of Christmas programming block. The script was written by Mark Valenti.
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The story revolves around a toy tycoon named Tyler Madison  who is greedy, ruthless, and neglectful of his family. He wants a monopoly of the toys industry and is determined to erase all his competitors including his father, Santa Claus.
He had a bitter childhood which motivates him to put Santa Claus out of business. He travels to the North Pole to take over Santa’s toy workshop. However, he realizes that he has a lot in common with his father. He faces a crisis of conscience when the Christmas elves at his father’s mailroom go on a labor strike.
- Harry Hamlin as Tyler Madison
- Megan Gallagher as Elise Madison
- Curtis Blanck as Danny Madison
- William Hootkins as Santa Claus
- Gary Coleman as Ignatius
- Michael Munoz as Whoops
- Roy Dotrice as Ambrose Booth
- Gary Frank as Smitty
- Stuart Pankin as Snipes
- Like Father, Like Santa review from RadioTimes Retrieved 18 June 2013
- Like Father, Like Santa (1998) Retrieved 18 June 2013
- Like Father, Like Santa – The Christmas Take Over Archived 2012-01-28 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 18 June 2013
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- Like Father, Like Santa on IMDb
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