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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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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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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The answer to Mrs./Teacher Claus's math question is 3 hours; an object moving in one direction at 20mph would take 3 hours to travel 60 miles, and another object moving in the opposite direction at 50mph would take three hours to travel 150 miles. 60+150=210. See more »


When Scott receives the "Tree-Topper" Ann Margaret looks down to check that she's "on her mark". See more »


Jack Frost: I invented chill!
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Crazy Credits

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


Santa Drives a Hot Rod
Written by Brian Setzer
Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Courtesy of Surfdog Records
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User Reviews

Tis the season to be jolly ! ! !
19 November 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Look, I recommend that everybody just take a chill pill and relax for a second. This movie is not trying to be anything more than a fitting finale to what has proved to be a great trilogy of films. Too many people are being too critical and expecting too much from this film. The story is fine, a nice pleasant easy to follow plot with help from some nice additions to the cast, especially Alan Arkin as Santa's father-in-law.

Tim Allen continues to impress as the big man himself and Martin Short is great as Jack Frost. I strongly recommend this one as a holiday pleaser and whilst a number of adults will sigh at the films relatively corny ending I strongly recommend staying around for the bloopers during the final credits.

Overall I would definitely say that this is a movie worth seeing, ignore the critics and make your own mind up on this one, you wont be disappointed.

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