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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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3 November 2006 (USA)  »

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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Jack Frost is seen wearing a black and white outfit with a pale and white look, referring to Jack Skellington from the The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), another character who believed that he could take over for Santa Claus. In the trailer, the tracks "What's This" and "Making Christmas" from that film are heard in the background. See more »

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When Lucy catches Jack Frost having Santa's snow globe, after she says, "I'm going for help," Jack says, "I wouldn't do that," but his mouth is not moving. See more »

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Mother Nature: Jack Frost, You are hereby charged with 273 counts of attempted upstaging of Santa Claus. You froze a volcano in Hawaii. You made it snow in the Amazon. And you frosted Mexico, sending all of the geese north for the winter. You have violated the Legendary Figures Code of Conduct in a manner that is both willful and malicious.
Jack Frost: Excuse me... Did you just accuse me of being skillful and delicious.
Scott Calvin: Oh, please.
Jack Frost: Guilty as charged.
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Features The Santa Clause (1994) See more »

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Come Meet Santa
Written by Michael Lembeck
Performed by Martin Short
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Good, not Great Trilogy Movie!!!
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, I am am adult and yes, I was probably more excited to see this third movie than my 3 children. I really loved the first two movies. This third is a must see in the "set", but I have to say, it's not my favorite. It's very hard to compete with the excellent first 2 movies. I didn't like that Charlie isn't played often enough. I also did care for the actors that starred as Mrs. Clause's parents. Yes, Ann-Margaret and Alan Arkin are terrific actors, but not perfect for this role as the in-laws, I thought. Martin Short was excellent! He is so evil and he does it well! Lucy is a doll! She stole the movie. I loved this movie... it's a great end to the other two, but I don't think they should make any more. Curtis's role as an elf was better when he was a kid! Yes, Bernard's appearance was highly missed. If you loved the first two, see this 3rd, otherwise wait until October of next year to rent it.


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