Cancel Christmas

Synopsis: Santa Claus discovers children have become too greedy and must prove otherwise before his favorite holiday is canceled. Santa's mission is to teach two incorrigible children the importance of charity.
Director(s): John Bradshaw
Production: Chesler/Perlmutter Productions
  1 nomination.
87 min


Ho, ho, ho!

You're late!

Where is Fred?

And Natalie, Harry,

the whole board.


I'm Constance.

What couldn't wait until after

Christmas, Madame Chairperson?

The board is not pleased with

the current state of affairs.


Namely the selfish attitude

displayed by the world's children.

The board is of the opinion that

you share some responsibility

in this erosion of the

true spirit of Christmas.

The true spirit of Christmas

is the giving of oneself.

That message is being lost.

Children today worship money.

They only think in terms of

give me this and give me that.

I don't understand.

Children sit

on your knee.


And tell you

what they want.


And you give it

to them.


Course sometimes you

choose not to.


Is this

about the pony?

It's Constance...

And that has nothing to

do with my feelings today!

Changes need to

be made.

What kind

of changes?

It's time for you to

step down.

Ho, ho ho ho ho!

Who will replace me?

No one.

You're canceling


Just the Santa part.

Of course the board

will retain all rights to

your image for merchandising

purposes and so on.

But your actual services,

will no longer be needed.

Paragraph four of my

contract clearly states

that I cannot be

forcibly retired.

I'm well aware

of paragraph four.

The terms also state,

that you are to foster

an attitude of holiday

cheer year round.

And engender the spirit of

Christmas in all the young.

Yes, well we'll

settle for three.

Farley Morgan, and his best and

only friend, Steven Rojack.

Two students at Riverbrook Academy,

an exclusive private school.

Two uncontrolled

and uncontrollable hellions.

This one is

a little different.

Adam Claymore.

His mother is a teacher

at Riverbrook Academy;

he was put into a wheelchair

last year after a car accident

that also took

the life of his father.

His anger has shut him

off from Christmas,

and what's worse,

from his mother.

Provide verifiable proof that your

influence has inspired an attitude

in accordance with the

true meaning of Christmas

and you get to

keep your job.

And if I don't?

Christmas is cancelled.

You have thirty days.

Thirty days, that's right

up 'til Christmas Eve.

I'm well aware.

Oh and

one more thing...

You're prohibited from revealing

your true identity to them.

What's this?

It's a phone. Don't tell me

you're that far behind the times.

I know it's a phone. Why

are you giving it to me?

If you should succeed, at any of your

three tasks, this phone will ring.

Good luck.

Thank you. Merry

Christmas, Connie.

Merry Christmas,


Three rings.

Randal. You were eavesdropping.

I thought you might

need backup.

This Constance woman

is a real, a real...

Bah Humbug?


Failure is not

an option.


What in tarnation

is this?

While she was speaking, I was doing

research on Farley and Steve.

I hope you find that

very useful.

What do I do

with this?

You plug it into

your laptop.

I have a laptop?

Okay, let's go.

Time is a wasting.

You're in charge.

Oooohhhh! Now that

wasn't so bad, was it?

I still prefer traveling

by reindeer.

I miss the

old chin warmer.

You are going to

get used to it my friend.

I understand that we

have to be incognito.

I know the importance

of not being recognized.

But why the

ridiculous clothing?

Randal, you know how we look

on the outside doesn't matter.

It's what's inside

that counts.

What name are you gonna

use when we're here?

Kris Frost.

Ha ha ha ha

ha ha ha ha!

You think about that

all by yourself?

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