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The Lifetime movie Dear Santa is a sweet and charming holiday treat. The story follows a big city socialite named Crystal Carruthers who's about to be cut off by her parents, but fate intervenes when she comes upon a letter to Santa Claus by a little girl asking for a new mom for her and her dad. Amy Acker delivers an incredibly strong performance and has great chemistry with child actress Emma Duke; who has a natural charisma. However, most of the other actors are pretty weak, as is the writing; which is full of clichés and one-dimensional character stereotypes. And the TV movie quality really comes through in the cheap looking sets and costumes. Yet there's a sincerity and charm to the story that makes a lot of the acting and production issues forgivable. Dear Santa is formulaic and predictable, but there's still a bit of Christmas magic that shines through.
As cheesy Xmas movies go, not bad. Although the line the guy came up with about looking for a mother for his daughter and not what makes him happy was completely unromantic. The whole single dad thing has been done to death and I get sick of movies pitching two attractive and supposedly intelligent women against each other for the "prize". Seriously?
Apart from that, it was nice to see Amy Acker in something recent and the daughter was not cloying, thank goodness. It was nice by the end.
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