Santa Hunters

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Santa Hunters
Santa Hunters promo poster.png
Promotional poster
Directed bySavage Steve Holland
Produced byScott McAboy
Amy Sydorick
Written byJamie Nash
StarringBenjamin Flores Jr.
Breanna Yde
Mace Coronel
Music byZack Ryan
CinematographyTom Harting
Edited byDamon Fecht
Production
companies
Distributed byNickelodeon
Release date
  • November 28, 2014 (2014-11-28)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryCanada
United States
LanguageEnglish

Santa Hunters is a 2014 made-for-television film created for Nickelodeon. It was directed by Savage Steve Holland, based on a script written by Jamie Nash. The film stars Benjamin Flores Jr., Breanna Yde, Laya DeLeon Hayes, and Mace Coronel as a group of children trying to find evidence to prove the existence of Santa Claus.[1][2]

Plot summary[edit]

All Alex wants to do is prove to the world that Santa exists. He has managed to convince his sister Elizabeth and their cousins Zoey and Richard to setting up cameras throughout their house to capture footage of Santa. Their attempt is successful, but to their horror they discover that Santa loses a bit of his magic every time he's seen. As Christmas starts to vanish before their eyes, it's up to the children to find and destroy the evidence of Santa. However, they must first contend with their Uncle Charlie's girlfriend Natasha, who is determined to sell the footage of Santa for her own selfish gains.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Commonsensemedia gave the film two stars, as they felt that it was "a fairly mundane addition to a holiday movie repertoire packed with classics and traditional favorites."[3] Media Life Magazine panned Santa Hunters, criticizing it for its focus on commercialism, stating that "The show’s writer, Jamie Nash, and director, Savage Steve Holland, must never have read or seen “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” because then they would know that Christmas isn’t just about getting presents and that it means a little bit more."[4]

In contrast, the New York Times gave a more favorable opinion of the movie.[5]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breanna Yde Talks Nickelodeon's Original TV Movie 'Santa Hunters'". M Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  2. ^ "Lil P-Nut Stars in New Christmas Film". Jet Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  3. ^ "Santa Hunters - TV Review". Commonsensemedia. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  4. ^ "'Santa Hunters,' hunt for something else". Media Life Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  5. ^ Hale, Mike (2014-11-21). "'Christmas Under Wraps' Among Top 5 Holiday TV Movies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  6. ^ "Leo Awards, Winners by Program". www.leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.

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