Santa Who?

Santa Who?

Infobox Film
name = Santa Who?

caption =
director = William Dear
producer = Frank Siracusa
writer = Debra Frank
Steve L. Hayes
starring = Leslie Nielsen
Steven Eckholdt
Robyn Lively
music = Joel McNeely
cinematography = Derick V. Underschultz
editing = Edgar Burcksen
distributor = Hearst Entertainment
released = USA November 19, 2000
UK December 3, 2000
runtime = 92 minutes
country = USA
language = English
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0251382

"Santa Who?" is a film released in 2000, starring Leslie Nielsen, and directed by William Dear. The plot centers on Santa Claus developing a case of amnesia (specifically source amnesia) right before Christmas.

The film is rated PG.


The film starts with Santa feeling ill and going out for fresh air on a flight in his sleigh. Because of bad weather, he falls out and lands in New York. After the fall, he is unable to remember who he is.

An afraid-of-commitment TV news reporter finds him and uses him on TV to get audience while vowing them to find his family. In the meantime, Santa works in a mall.The TV newsreporter's girlfriend's son repeatedly tries to convince the adults that he is the real Santa Claus, which the adults refuse to believe.

Santa still remembers certain details about Christmas but is unable to remember how he knows them, as typically happens with source amnesia.

All the while, Santa's elves are looking for him.

Near the end, a couple thinks it could be their grandfather who has grown a beard, and take him with them. Instead, when it is proved he is Santa, the reporter regains his faith in Christmas and gains a family.



* French: "Le plus beau cadeau du monde"

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