Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this independent comedy, Johnny (Till Terror) is a down-on-his-luck actor whose shrill but sensible girlfriend, Sue (Melissa Friedman), is after him to get a "real" job. When Sue gets fed up and gives Johnny his walking papers just as bookie Mr. Johnson (Rynel Johnson) starts hounding him to pay off his gambling debts, Johnny swallows his pride and takes a job as a street-corner Santa Claus, handing out flyers for a local store while half-heartedly making with the "ho ho ho." While on the corner, he meets an eccentric woman who calls herself Angel (Kristy Jean Hulslander) and dresses as the namesake spiritual being as part of her job. Johnny and Angel soon hit it off, through their shared cynicism makes their romance an uphill struggle all the way. Santa Smokes was the first feature for actor and co-director Till Terror, who made the film in collaboration with Chris Valentien.
actor, debt, gambling, job, one-night-stand, Santa-Claus