In this heartwarming Christmas program, Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a counterfeiter who escapes from prison and decides the perfect way to hide out from the cops is to pose as Santa Claus. What he didn't count on, however, was becoming endeared to two young children who believe that he is the real Santa! In the process of using the childrens' trust to help him hide his counterfeit fortune, Horace's hard heart slowly melts and he learns what Christmas is really about.
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The Christmas Star
Disney gives families a gift full of the spirit of the season as Ed Asner plays Horace McNickle, a counterfeiter who escapes prison through his extraordinary likeness to St. Nick. The police are closing in, but Christmas is near so there are red-suited ones everywhere. McNickle is desperate to recover loot from an earlier caper, and can't make a move until he takes advantage of two neighborhood kids who really believe he is Santa. After the kids come through, it dawns on him that he has always missed the true meaning of the holidays. Rather than make good on his escape, he tries to make good on his promises.
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