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Like Father, Like Santa (aka The Christmas Takeover) is a Fox Family Channel movie starring Harry Hamlin and William Hootkins. It premiered as part of their annual 25 Days of Christmas programming block on December 1, 1998.


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A ruthless toy tycoon named Tyler Madison, who is also secretly the son of Santa Claus, travels to the North Pole to put an end to an attempted coup.


Actor/actress Character
Harry Hamlin Tyler Madison
Megan Gallagher Elyse Madison
Curtis Blanck Danny Madison
William Hootkins Santa Claus
Gary Frank Smitty
Roy Dotrice Ambrose Booth
Stuart Pankin Snipes
Gary Coleman Ignatius
Jimmy Briscoe Fitzroy
Michael Munoz Whoops
George Sharperson Jake
John Pontrelli Chester
Jennifer MacWilliams Maureen
Lex Robbins Kyle
Tommy Woods Zac
Stanley Kamel Leland Jennings
Kelly Wilson Secretary
Larry Robbins Commentator
Maree Cheatham Ms. Fischer
Matt Gotleib John McCarty
Kathryn Moore Hope

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Freeform Original Movies
Family Channel Era (1996-97) Christmas Every DayThe Christmas List
Fox Family Era (1998-2000) Like Father, Like SantaThe Ghosts of Christmas EveSpecial Delivery
ABC Family Era (2001-15) Three DaysPicking Up & Dropping OffChristmas in BostonChasing ChristmasSanta BabyChristmas Do-OverChristmas CaperHoliday in HandcuffsSnowglobeSnow 2: Brain FreezeSanta Baby 2: Christmas MaybeThe Dog Who Saved Christmas VacationChristmas CupidDesperately Seeking Santa12 Dates of ChristmasHome Alone: The Holiday HeistThe Mistle-tonesChristmas BountyHolidaze
Freeform Era (2016-present) Holiday JoyAngry AngelThe Truth About ChristmasLife-Size 2No Sleep 'Til ChristmasSame Time, Next ChristmasGhosting: The Spirit of Christmas