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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  3 November 2006 (USA)
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Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.


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Now that Santa/Scott Calvin and Mrs. Claus/Carol Calvin have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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His time at the North Pole is about to go South. See more »


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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Djed Božićnjak 3: Odbjegli djedica  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,504,038 (USA) (3 November 2006)


$84,497,876 (USA) (2 February 2007)

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Jack Frost's musical number "North Pole, North Pole" is a parody of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" See more »


When Scott uses the recording pen to record Jack Frost, he places it into his right inside coat pocket. Moments later, when sitting down, he pulls it out from his left inside coat pocket, then puts it back. Then when Jack Frost catches his snow globe, Scott pulls the pen back out of his right inside coat pocket. See more »


Mrs. Claus: Oh, Scott - - it's time.
Scott Calvin: [checks his watch] Oh, about 10 o' clock.
Mrs. Claus: No, it's time to deliver the package.
Scott Calvin: No... midnight, as usual.
Mrs. Claus: No, it's time to deliver **the package**.
Scott Calvin: [looks down at Carol's abdomen, then suddenly raises his head and widens his eyes in slightly alarmed realization] It's time to deliver the PACKAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!
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Crazy Credits

During the start of the credits various outtakes from filming are shown. See more »


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


We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Arranged and Performed by Pam DeCosmo and John Yingst
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Not as great as the first one!
24 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps, I shouldn't have waste my time watching this movie. I thought it would be funny based on the preview. When I went to watch this movie on Saturday, I did not find one scene funny at all. The only funny stuff in this movie was the bloopers. Overall, the movie just sucks! It wasn't that great as the first one. The first one was more funnier. The second one was good too, but this one was just not that great. It was okay and all but it just wasn't that funny. I personally think that I should have seen Borat instead of this movie. At least, I would have something to laugh about! I miss the 90s! They used to have such good movies that were much more funnier! If anyone want to see a good Christmas movie, I would recommend Home Alone 1,2, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Santa Clause 1,2.

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