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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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Santa Claus is coming to town, November 1 See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$139,225,854 (USA) (31 January 2003)
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Trivia

In the opening credits, several Jack-in-the-Boxes pop open. The last one to open is the same type of Jack-in-the-Box that is seen numerous times in Elf (2003). See more »

Goofs

Scott's family is supposed to live in Michigan, yet the sign on the front of Charlie's school reads "Secondary School". They're called high schools in the U.S. and secondary schools in countries such as Canada, where the movie was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Toy Santa: [after drinking hot cocoa] I think Santa feels a little buzz!
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Crazy Credits

About 30 seconds after the credits begin to roll they begin to show a scene where Carol has transformed into Mrs. Claus and the puppets are dancing to the music playing over the credits. See more »

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Spoofed in The Easter Bunny: Spoof of The Santa Clause (2006) See more »

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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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29 October 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Santa Clause 2 is a worthy sequel to the original one. Tim Allen has found his nitch with Santa Clause and the wonderful addition of Elizabeth Mitchell makes this movie an entertaining, heart warming Christmas movie. Why Hollywood is not using Ms. Mitchell more is a mystery. Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell have a natural chemistry and it isn't a forced romance on screen. Tim Allen is naturally funny but he seems more comfortable in the Santa Suit this time. There were moments where my children did become restless but all in all I would have to give this movie two thumbs up and I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.


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