5 / 7
The Magic Snowflake (not rated)
Remember Nicholas? Hard to forget him, given that he was just in the entry above. In this Santa’s Apprentice sequel, Santa is really and truly moving away from the North Pole, as he and Mrs. Claus are ready to take up semi-retirement in the sun and sand of Sydney, Australia. But all is not well for Nicholas: With his new duties pressing down on him, he’s losing his childlike heart — a critical ingredient for any Santa worth his sugar. And that’s causing the North Pole’s gigantic snowflake — the physical manifestation of the Christmas Spirit — to melt. The story can be a bit convoluted at times (especially if, like me, you accidentally watch this one before Santa’s Apprentice), but it has a good heart.

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