Santa and Pete (1999)





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A widowed grandfather shares the story of St. Nick with his young grandchildren in this tale of a man who brought the Old World tradition of gift giving into the New World. As the snow falls outside and Grandpa Nicholas (James Earl Jones) begins to weave his tale of wonder, the captivated children listen to the story of a Christian bishop names Sr. Nick (Hume Cronyn) whose small miracles brought warmth to the heart of believers throughout the Old World. When St. Nick is arrested by the Spanish government on suspicions that he is a spy, a kindly cook named Pete (Flex Alexander) risks his life to free the kindly miracle worker so that he may spread the word of brotherhood across the land. In time Pete is honored with the charge of becoming St. Nick loyal assistant, and together the pair travels to the New World to ensure that the tradition of sharing continues.
Drama , Kids & Family , Television
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Hume Cronyn
as Saint Nicholas
Erica Gimpel
as Cassie
Billy DayDodge
as Shawnee
Bruce A. Young
as Big Manuel
Benjamin Brown
as James Moore
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Hume Cronyn does a fantastic job as a wise and wonderful St. Nick. Worth watching for a different Old World spin on Christmas.

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