The Christmas Switch

 (204)5.51 h 29 min20147+
A gambler is offered eternal redemption or a million dollars in return for swapping bodies with Santa. Will he discover the true meaning of Christmas?
Paul Lynch
Natasha HenstridgeBrian KrauseSmith Cedric
Science FictionDrama
English [CC]
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Krista BridgesGeorge BuzaChristopher Lee ClementsRob De Leeuw
Albert Xhaferri
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Andrew T. DrefsReviewed in the United States on December 17, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
What a let down, and what's with all the foul language in a Christmas movie?
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What a lame movie. This is a kid level story line with adult level language. "Smarta$$", "I don't give a damn" and numerous other nuggets have no place in a Christmas movie. Not to mention a Santa that's somehow also a wizard who touches his nose and makes people disappear or people change bodies. We were really hoping for something fun and entertaining but this was just dumb and rude.
11 people found this helpful
MaiaReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Little weird, but cute and fun.
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It is a bit of a weird movie, but it's pretty cute and very fun. I loved the elderly man. Great actor. I especially loved him during the body switching. The Santa ghost guy was a little weird and the toy store lady was a very cliche power hungry boss lady, but it actually surprised me. I'm doing a thing where I'm watching one Christmas movie every night through Christmas, not skipping the cheesy ones, and this one is getting added to my list to rewatch. I really enjoyed myself and the message was good. And the acting wasn't completely horrific like other cheesy Christmas movies I have watched. All around, they did a good job.
9 people found this helpful
Andy CrippsReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great for your average low-budget Christmas film
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So if you've found this movie's review section you're likely looking for low-budget Christmas films already. If you're not going in prepared for that experience, you'll obviously be disappointed. But I really enjoyed this film for what it is. Acting was ok to good, plot was fairly good. I know I'm not selling this too well but I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend it.

The only two things which bugged me were the forced reindeer/santa trick plot device and one seemingly out of place scene. You'll know that scene when you get to it. As for the reindeer trick as a plot device, it works really well and carries you through the whole movie. But for the first 20 minutes they sort of hamfist it into the dialogue too much, like a lot too much. I guess it's worth it for the way it gets used for the rest of the film.

TL;DR: If you made it to this review section, you should watch this movie. You'll like it.
3 people found this helpful
DavidGReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
It Grabbed My Heart
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The beginning set up seemed a bit slow and perhaps a tad complicated. I wasn't sure I would actually like the movie. It snuck up on me though and really did grab my heart. There's some sadness here, some sweetness, and some much needed Christmas miracles for people you come to care about. It's a heartwarming story and that's exactly what a good holiday movie should be. May your holidays be good ones this year.
5 people found this helpful
TvRReviewed in the United States on December 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved the magic of how this mysterious man helps this ...
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I loved the magic of how this mysterious man helps this scrooge of a con artist man learn the meaning of Christmas through an old man's body who is the Christmas Spirit we all love. I would watch it again. The only con I could think of is it is a modern movie of Scrooge. There may be many out there yet, I think this one is worth seeing because it is a movie that will make you feel good. People can change from being self absorbed to wanting be a good person once they see the light.
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Winfried CorduanReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good Christmas Movie
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After having read some of the harsh critiques of this movie, I was prepared for something that I might not even finish. Turns out it was a wonderful film. The end of the story, though fitting in with the basic Christmas formula, was still unexpected, at least to me.
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R. SandsReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Storyline
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Enjoyed the story behind this movie. Sometimes its good to watch how giving, in other ways, can affect someone else's life. Even if you didn't like the acting, you should be able to take something away from the generosity, and caring attitudes, from the main characters.
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avid film-makerReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
A bit outdated
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I was looking for a great Christmas movie. I found a sweet, goodwill message but delivered in an outdated format and with a cast that does not look like the real contemporary Christian community. The Christian community today looks more global and that's the community I would like to see in movies.
It's also a bit too slow and cliche.
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