The Christmas Star (1986)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy, Holiday Film  |   Release Date - Dec 14, 1986 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Christmas Star is a two-hour whimsy assault, originally telecast December 14, 1986 on The Disney Sunday Movie. Ed Asner plays an escaped convict who adopts a stolen Santa Claus suit as a disguise. Several impressionable youngsters, believing Asner to be the genuine Santa, latch onto him. He decides to use these moppets to help him find his ill-gotten loot, which his partner has hidden in department store Christmas decorations. The ending is as misty-eyed as it is predictable.

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Santa-Claus, child, Christmas, escaped-convict, assumed-identity, plans, retrieve, department-store, disguise, loot, hidden, pawnbroker