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Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

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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

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$259,000 (Spain) (20 December 2002)

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$139,225,854 (USA) (31 January 2003)
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Hidden Mickey: In Santa's room before he gets the news from the Elves. See more »

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Curtis says "We usually try to cut them (the children) a little slack around this time of year". Actually, Christmas is around the time when most children start to behave better, so it would actually be when it's nowhere near Christmas that they cut the children more slack. See more »

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Scott Calvin: Neil, have you ever actually *helped* anyone?
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Unwritten Christmas
Written by Scott Russo, Rob Brewer, Wade Youman, Steve Morris, Patrick Kim (as Pat Kim), Steve Jocz, and Dave Baksh (as David Baksh)
Published by She Goes Brown Music, Inc. & Boner City Music, Inc. administered by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP) and WB Music Corp. o/b/o Itself and Unwritten Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Unwritten Law featuring Sum 41
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Sum 41 appears courtesy of Island Records
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Good Christmas Fun
12 January 2004 | by (Pocatello, Idaho, USA) – See all my reviews

It's been quite a while since I've seen the first Santa Clause movie, but I remember being quite surprised by it. It was a unique twist on the beloved Santa character with great comic timing by Tim Allen. But that was a while ago, and I didn't really know what to expect from The Santa Clause 2.

The movie started off kind of slow when everything is going smoothly. Everybody's happy and Santa's meeting with his fellow "legendary figures," which I admit was a fairly funny scene, but this movie just started off kind of boring. Of course this is normal with any movie until we're presented with a conflict. Santa is reverting back to his civilian self and must find a Mrs. Clause to fulfill the contract and continue being Santa. So to watch over the North Pole, a duplicate, plastic Santa clone is made, and slowly turns to a maniacal boss over his elves. I thought this was pretty funny, especially with me being a business major. I wonder if I'll act like that after school!

Anyways, back to the story, Santa goes back to his hometown with limited magic. We're introduced to a frigid principal that has punished Santa's son for displaying some Christmas spirit. More fun ensues as Santa tries to find and woo the next Mrs. Clause. To seal the deal, his Santa magic gives him the edge and results in some very nice scenes of the movie.

I won't go any further as you get the idea. Overall, The Santa Clause 2 is a nice, snuggly movie that will keep you in the holiday spirit. It's not groundbreaking material, but it has a nice message and should put a smile on anyone's face.

My IMDb Rating: 7/10. My Yahoo! Grade: B (Good)


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