Don't let the title spoil it for you, but The Night They Saved Christmas may very well go down in history as the most dramatic Christmas film of all time. An oil-hungry Dad lacking in Christmas spirit nearly obliterates the North Pole—that is, until he's stopped by an elf named Ed who bears a very strong resemblance to Dustin Hoffman's character in Tootsie.
To make matters worse, the drilling could happen soon. Not on Christmas Eve...but on Christmas Eve day, when the sun is out, thus making it easier to shoot outside.
As you may recall, Santa's house gets blown up, and then he wins an HGTV home makeover.