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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

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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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Also Known As:

Djed Božićnjak 3: Odbjegli djedica  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,274,774 (UK) (24 November 2006)

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$84,497,876 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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This is the only "Santa Clause" movie where Santa's head elf Bernard doesn't make an appearance. This leaves the returning character Curtis the new head elf. See more »

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When the elves are learning stress relief exercises from Neil, if you look to the upper right of the screen, you can see 5 elves that aren't wearing shoes. See more »

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Elf pianist: [playing "Theme from New York, New York" in an pleasingly expert but slightly "cheesy" honky-tonk style, indicating how Christmas at the Pole has deteriorated to the point where the traditional innocent childhood wonder and wholesome magic of the season is all but gone, and has become debauchedly commercialized and chintzy] Dunp-dunp, dye-duh-dunp; dunp-dunp, dye-duh-dunp; dunp-dunp, dye-duh-dunp, dunnh...
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Spoofed in The Easter Bunny: Spoof of The Santa Clause (2006) See more »

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Greatest Time of Year
Written by Aly Michalka, AJ Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James
Performed by 78violet (as Aly & AJ)
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Just what we expected
4 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Took the kids to see this and they loved it. I didn't have high expectations but was entertained and got the predictable feel good, happy ending. I agree with others that it was a couple notches better than the second movie. All and all, a good way to kick off the holiday movie season.

Other notes of interest: The actress playing Mrs. Clause is on the T.V. show Lost now. That took a little getting used to. Martin Short did a nice job as Jack Frost. The blooper reel at the end of the movie is pretty lame. Not funny at all. Plus, when the bloopers are literally shown 3 seconds after the end of the movie, it takes away from the movie itself. The kids are still smiling and in a magical place then "poof", magic is over here are the actors messing up their lines. It's like seeing Peter Pan on stage and right after the show, they show you all the wires that were used to make him fly. Save the bloopers for the DVD.


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