Saving Santa


Saving Santa

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Average Rating: 3/5

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At the North Pole, a well-meaning but error-prone elf learns that Santa has a secret time machine built into his sleigh. Later, he must protect the machine from army commandos who want to use it for evil purposes.

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Martin Freeman
as Bernard D. Elf
Pam Ferris
as Viera Baddington
Rebecca Ferdinando
as Valley Girl Elf
Tim Curry
as Neville Baddington
Joan Collins
as Vera Baddington
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Critic Reviews for Saving Santa

All Critics (6)

Much like a Christmas present you quickly get bored with, Joosen and Seelman festive folly will quickly fade from memory.

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Warm-hearted animated elf story with mild violence.

Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

On this evidence, Santa's sadly not worth saving.

Dec 1, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The colourful, simplified computer-generated animation will be easy on the eye for youngsters ( ... ) that the singing is sometimes less polished than parts of Mamma Mia! won't matter to older toddlers.

Nov 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I watched it with a nine-year-old who said: "This film is so annoying I want to kick it!"

Nov 29, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Voiced by a recognisable cast, Saving Santa is a pleasant and well-timed festive animation, but its unsophisticated storyline, general lack of humour and substandard soundtrack ultimately let it down.

Nov 28, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Saving Santa


The animated children's film Saving Santa is a whimsical holiday adventure that tries a little too hard. When the North Pole is attacked an aspiring inventor elf named Bernard attempts to save Santa by using Santa's sled to travel back in time. Featuring Martin Freeman, Tim Curry, and Ashley Tisdale, the film has a solid cast. And there are a number of charming and festive musical numbers. However, the animation style is rather crude and the characters lack a sense of life. Saving Santa has some production issues, but is still an entertaining film with a bit of Christmas magic to it.

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