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Original French poster


J'ai rencontré Le Père Noël (I Met Santa Claus) is a French Christmas movie that premiered on December 5, 1984. It was later released theatrically in English by New World Pictures as Here Comes Santa Claus, and then on DVD as I Believe in Santa Claus.


Simon is a young boy, bullied at school by peers and adults alike. His parents have been kidnapped in Africa, and the government has not responded to the ultimatum set by the kidnappers. Therefore, while on a field trip to the local airport, Simon and his friend Élodie sneak onto a jet liner and fly to Rovaniemi to visit Santa Claus in Lapland, to ask him to save Simon's parents. On the way, they encounter a fairy and an ogre.

The two children arrive safely to travel to Lapland then Santa and the fairy teleport to Africa near the village where the parents are inmates, and finally the two children returned home and rushed to the Christmas Mass where no one seems really surprised they reappear after their prolonged absence.


Actor/actress Character(s)
Karen Chéryl Good Fairy
Armand Meffre Le Père Noël
Santa Claus
Emeric Chapuis
Chris Davenport (voice)
Little Alexia Élodie
Jeanne Herviale Grandmother
Dominique Hulin Ogre
Hélène Ruby Mother
Jean-Louis Foulquier Father
Baye Fall Bouake
Véronique Passetchnik
Stephan Loison
Herve Schmitz
Little Nicolas

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