I received a copy of Santa Fake, in exchange for this post, however, as always opinions are 100% my own.
This time of the year is always hard no matter what you do for some people. However, I for one am in the holiday spirit and the Hallmark Channel is always on. But sometimes you have to take a break from your “regular” shows to find a fun heartwarming movie, that you might be surprised to like. While it’s been available since December 3, I’m a little behind this holiday season, but I’ve watched it twice so far and can’t wait to see it again.
The film stars Damian McGinty (“Glee;” Celtic Thunder), Heather Morris (“Glee”), John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings; Indiana Jones), and Judd Nelson (“Empire;” The Breakfast Club; St. Elmo’s Fire).
Filled with sentimental romance, family-friendly comedy, and colorful holiday spirit featuring top-notch musical performances by the sensational cast, SANTA FAKE will enchant the whole family this Christmas!
Also releasing as companions to the film are the soundtrack EP from the star Damian McGinty and a children’s picture book: SANTA FAKE: You Are Never Alone at Christmas, which will be available in e-book and print.
A Classic Christmas Movie
A classic Christmas movie that is full of holiday music, sentimental romance, family-friendly comedy, and colorful holiday spirit. SANTA FAKE brings holiday cheer with top-notch musical numbers and brilliant performances by a delightful cast that will enchant the whole family.
Pat Keeley (Damian McGinty, “Glee;” Celtic Thunder), an undocumented Northern Irish immigrant has made his way to NYC where he is taken in, unwittingly, by a crime boss (John Rhys-Davies). But then he is asked to deliver two mysterious briefcases, naïve Pat in a panic ends up in the wrong destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe gives him a home and a job as the shopping mall Santa Claus, allowing him to hide in plain sight from both the authorities and the gangsters he is trying to evade. As Pat gets wrapped up deeper into the spirit of Christmas and his role as Santa Claus, he finds that the phony white beard and big red suit are more than just a handy disguise, but instead his real destiny.
Santa Fake Cast
SANTA FAKE features an all-star cast including Damian McGinty (“Glee;” Celtic Thunder), Heather Morris (“Glee”), John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones), Judd Nelson (“Empire;” The Breakfast Club; St. Elmo’s Fire), Jeff Fahey (“Lost;” Alita: Battle Angel, Machete), Tony Amendola (The Legend of Zorro; “Stargate;” Blow; Annabelle), Gary Farmer (Dead Man; “Longmire;” “The Red Road”), Soledad Saint Hilaire (Real Women Have Curves; Ocean’s Thirteen), and Pancho Moler (“Ray Donovan;” “American Horror Story”).
Also on its way in Santa’s sleigh, as companions to the film, are the EP “Songs of SANTA FAKE” by Damian McGinty, “SANTA FAKE: The Movie Soundtrack,” and the children’s picture book: SANTA FAKE: You Are Never Alone at Christmas, which will be available in e-book and print.
Written & Directed By: J.M. Burris
Produced By: Chad Burris (Indion Film), Matthew Hanson & Jonathan Marsh Delaney (Dirt Floor Revival), Jasper Zweibel and Nani Rivera
Original Score: Ryan Beveridge
Run Time: Approx. 86 minutes
Rating: Not Rated