Like Father, Like Santa
Like Father, Like Santa (also known as The Christmas Takeover) is a TV movie starring Harry Hamlin and William Hootkins. It premiered on Fox Family in 1998 on their 25 Days of Christmas programming block. The script was written by Mark Valenti.
The story revolves around a toy tycoon named Tyler Madison who is greedy, ruthless, and neglectful of his family. He wants a monopoly of the toys industry and is determined to erase all his competitors including his father, Santa Claus.
He had a bitter childhood which motivates him to put Santa Claus out of business. He travels to the North Pole to take over Santa’s toy workshop. However, he realizes that he has a lot in common with his father. He faces a crisis of conscience when the Christmas elves at his father’s mailroom go on a labor strike.
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