I stumbled upon this 2014 film on iFlix. Based on a 2006 novel by Frank Turner Hollon, the movie received the “Best of D.C.” award at the D.C. Independent Film Festival.
When I saw it on Netflix, I immediately watched it and see for myself why this film was called a sleeper hit.
The sleigh crashes, the reindeers flee, Santa’s hat and the bag of presents are lost, and Santa has until sunrise to distribute the gifts. And he only has two siblings who are not getting along well.