Farewell Mr. Kringle

Synopsis: A magazine journalist who no longer celebrates Christmas visits the quaint town of Mistletoe to blog about an inspirational - albeit questionably delusional - man who parades around pretending to be the real Santa Claus.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Kevin Connor
Production: MNG Films
  1 nomination.
83 min



I want you to join me

in giving a special shout out

to the donor of

this year's Christmas tree,

Mr. mark Stafford!

Yes, mark!

Thank you, mark.

And as soon as our guest

of honor arrives,

we can light this tree, huh?


Ha ha ha ha!

Ho ho ho!

Seasons greetings, kris!

I had to deliver your mail

after hours,

there was so much

addressed to Santa.

How's Martha?

Ah, ornery as ever.

She made a special batch

of cookies for you.

I'd feed 'em to the reindeer

if I were you.

- Give her my regards.

- Ah, will do, will do.

Well, the whole town's

waiting for ya.

On, comet, on, cupid,

on, donner and blitzen.

To the top

of the porch!

To the top of the wall!

- Now...

- Dash away, dash away...

Dash away all!

That's great.

- There he is!

- Uh-oh!

Ladies and gentlemen,

here he is...

Our very own kris kringle!



Thank you.




Hello, hello, hello!

I suppose a Christmas tree

isn't really a Christmas tree

without lights,

now, is it?


So... let's count down


Five... four...

Three... two...


Anna, Zoe wants to see you.

- Oh, great.

- I'll be there in a sec.

Thanks, carly.

Knock, knock.

You rang?

Anna, check this out.

Look at this guy.

He really knows

how to milk a moment.

- Mm.

- Ho ho ho.

Oh, come on, Anna.

This is good stuff.

Oh... there's more.

Of course there is.

A guy named Phil

sent me the link.

Says he's the mayor

of, uh... mistletoe.

- How quaint.

- Says this old guy's

been playing Santa

every Christmas for 50 years.


And you'll love this part.

He changed his pedestrian name

from John Wilson

to kris kringle.

Okay. Well, now he sounds

like he needs to be fitted

for a straitjacket.

Why are you telling me this?

No. No!

Zoe, please, you know

I'm not a Christmas person.


That's what makes you perfect

for the story.

Story? What story?

This guy sounds like

a glorified mall Santa.

- Oh...

- But he is so much more.

This Santa is the real deal.

Or so he says.

This guy really

thinks he is...

"The real" Santa claus?

According to mayor Phil.

Our readers

are gonna eat this up.

Oh... I feel like

I'm getting indigestion already.


We are a family magazine.

Stories like this

are our bread and butter.

- Okay... you win.

- What do you want me to do?

I have an inspired idea.

- Here it comes.

- Okay.

It's the holidays, so why not

make this story special?

I mean, 50 years?

That's quite an accomplishment.

I want you to go down

to mistletoe,

find out what makes

Mr. ol' kringle tick,

then I want you

to blog about it.

You want me

to blog about it?

- Kris kringle...

- 50th anniversary.

Our readers

are gonna love it.

Okay, am I being punk'd?

It's gonna make

a wonderful feature story.

And I've arranged for carly

to house sit for you.

You'll leave

first thing in the morning.

You really want me to blog

about a crazy old man

who thinks he's Santa claus?

I'm sorry,

but I don't even think

Quentin Tarantino

could make that interesting.

I have faith in you,


I know you do.

- Oh, Anna!

- Yes.

How'd the blind date go

last night?

It didn't.

I canceled.

Honey... it's been

three years.

You really need

to get back out there.

I know, and I love you

for caring, but...

I'm just not ready yet.

Dear blogosphere,

from now until Christmas,

I will be reporting from

the recently renamed town

of mistletoe.

Why, you ask?

Because my editor thought

it would be a good idea

to banish me to,

of all places,

northern California,

where it snows.

My task at hand...

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