Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's got problems (he's even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this year's "naughty" list. Desperate to help his son, Scott heads back home, leaving a substitute Claus to watch over things at the Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinitions of naughty and nice, putting Christmas at risk, it's up to Scott to return with a new bag of magic to try to save Christmas. Written by
Walt Disney Pictures
GOOF: Beginning of the movie it appears that a Coast Guard aircraft almost finds the north pole complex. Except that they report hearing something through SONAR. Although an auditory system, it is used under water, often with a pulse like radar, not air to ground. Also individual asks if it sounds like gas flowing. The Coast Guard has aircraft to collect SONAR from remote probes but it isn't charged with finding oil or gas reserves and would have no business fling over the North Pole. See more »
At the end of the movie when Santa is stopped above the house, Comet is not seen on the back of the sled. After Lucy waves to Santa, she says goodbye to comet and he has appeared on the back of the sled. Actually Comet's antlers are visible in the back of the sleigh, they're just hard to see against the night's sky. See more »
This was much better than I anticipated. It made me laugh a few times. In the sequel, Santa Claus (Allen) is losing his magical powers. There was a hidden clause in his contract that he had to marry by a certain time or he would lose them all. So, he goes back home to date and help straighten his son out who was on the naughty list. While away, Santa's lead elves make a plastic replica Santa so the other elves won't worry. And a lot of the funny parts have to do with plastic Santa as he learns the enjoyment of cocoa and goes on a power trip.
I wish the movie would have shown more than one dating disaster with Santa. Molly Shannon does a cameo as his date and loudly sings this funny song in a restaurant. And the flying reindeer and tooth fairy bring even more cuteness to the film. The principle was so annoying and you knew she was going to be the one. But it felt so fairy tale like because Santa knows her like a week and he's saying, "I'm so in love" and all they did was go to a faculty Christmas party. Does Santa stop the evil plastic Santa and save Christmas? What do you think? Duh!
FINAL VERDICT: It was pretty good for a kid's film. I recommended it if you don't think movies like this are too childish.
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