As the Emerson family moves from New England to the southwest, they miss the Christmas they had back home. Judy, the young daughter, becomes determined to prove that Santa is real and sets a trap to capture him. Upon his successful capture, the police arrest this “stranger”. Santa must now prove he is real as Judy works to convince her family (and the police) that Santa is real and must be set free so the children of the world can enjoy their Christmas. Stars Shelly Long, Robert Hays and Stacy Keach. Dick Van Patten plays Santa.