|Directed by||Savage Steve Holland|
|Produced by||Scott McAboy|
|Written by||Jamie Nash|
|Starring||Benjamin Flores Jr.|
|Music by||Zack Ryan|
|Edited by||Damon Fecht|
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.
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.
- Benjamin Flores Jr. as Alex
- Breanna Yde as Zoey
- Mace Coronel as Richard
- Laya DeLeon Hayes as Elizabeth
- Donavon Stinson as Santa
- April Telek as Natasha
- Kelly Perine as Uncle Charlie
- Brenda Crichlow (credited as Brenda M. Chrichlow) as Mom
- Viv Leacock as Dad
- BJ Harrison as Grandma
- Alvin Sanders as Grandpa
- Serge Houde as Principal Welch
- Sewit Haile as Leader Girl
- Eric Fell as Cop
- Rachel Prosch as Tweener Girl
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." 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."
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