Santa Who? is a ABC TV movie, starring the late Leslie Nielsen, that premiered, as part of The Wonderful World of Disney, on November 19, 2000. Based on the unpublished story by Chad Hoffman & Robert Schwartz, it got nominated for a 2001 Saturn Award for Best Single Genre TV Presentation, and a Young Artist Award for Best Family TV Network Movie.
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The film starts with Santa feeling ill and going out for fresh air on a flight in his sleigh. Because of bad weather, he falls out and lands in New York. After he regains consciousness, he is unable to remember who he is.
Peter Albright, an afraid-of-commitment TV news reporter, finds and uses him on TV to get an audience while vowing them to find his family. In the meantime, Santa works in a mall. Peter's girlfriend's son repeatedly tries to convince the adults that he is the real Santa Claus, which they refuse to believe.
Santa still remembers certain details about Christmas but is unable to remember how he knows them, as typically happens with amnesia.
All the while, Santa's elves are looking for him.
Near the end, a couple thinks it could be their grandfather who has grown a beard, and take him with them. Instead, when it is proved he is Santa, Peter regains his faith in Christmas and gains a family.
|Leslie Nielsen||Santa Claus|
|Steven Eckholdt||Peter Albright (adult)|
|Connor Cunningham||Peter Albright (young)|
|Robyn Lively||Claire Dreyer|
|Max Morrow*||Zack Dreyer|
|Darren Frost||Rupert the Elf|
|Laura de Carteret||Sister Greta|
|Richard Fitzpatrick||Detective Lohenry|
|Karen Robinson||Dr. Ericson|
|Kay Tremblay||Elderly Woman|
|Charles Seixas||Tow Truck Driver|
|Steve Smith||Tree Lot Guard|
|Jonathan Welsh||Park Policeman|
|Erik Knudsen||Nasty Boy|
|Kayla Perlmutter||Little Girl|
|Victoria Moseley||Malibu Mallory Girl|
|Irv Stevens||Police Sergeant|
|Gerry Quigley||Skinny Santa|
|Jack Newman||Borscht Belt Santa|
|Jeffrey Smith||Brando Santa|
|Robert McKenna||Soused Santa|
|Billy Otis||Shifty Man|
|Alison Burn||Angry Woman|
|Marty Moreau||Easter Bunny|
|Peggy Coffey||Cab Passenger|
|Brendan Wall||Mall Santa|
|Shira Hoffman||Girl in living room|
|D'Andre' Rippy||Kid with Santa|
|Nora Lem (uncredited)||Santa's workshop elf|
|DaJuan Rippy (uncredited)||Kid Approaching Santa|
* - Nominated for the 2001 Young Artist Award for Best Support Actor Performance in a TV Comedy Movie
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