The Christmas Star
The Christmas Star (1986)

Christmas Star is a two-hour whimsy assault, originally telecast December 14, 1986 on The Disney Sunday Movie. Ed Asner plays an escaped convict who adopts a stolen Santa Claus suit as a disguise. Several impressionable youngsters,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Lafe Fredbjornson
Great Christmas film where fuzzy-faced Ed Asner escapes from prison by stealing a Santa costume, and then is mistaken for the real Santa Claus by a group of… More
Tom Ericksen
The young star looks an awful lot like Barret Oliver, although they do not list the child star's name in the credits -- A great story too!
Jim Woehr
Ed Asner's character escapes prison and convinces some kids that he's Santa Claus. He has it planned to steal some money and use the children to help… More