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The Christmas Clause (2008)

The Mrs. Clause (original title)
A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.

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A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.

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CAD 110,000,000 (estimated)
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Right at the end of the film, "Dave" is cooking Christmas dinner and it sets on fire, he puts the fire out, by lifting the pan off the hob, that's not how extinguishing real fires tends to work. See more »

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A Christmas surprise...
8 November 2016 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Right, well first of all I must admit that I am not a sucker for holiday-themed movies, and especially not Christmas holiday movies, because they are a dime a dozen. However, I still decided to sit down to watch "The Mrs. Clause" (aka "The Christmas Clause") because it had Lea Thompson in it.

It turned out that "The Mrs. Clause" turned out to be better than I had hoped it would be. And that was because it had a good story which didn't really turn out to be all too-Christmassy and sappy. And it helped that Lea Thompson also really put on a good performance in the movie.

The story is about an over-worked lawyer and a mother of three gets a wish at the local mall when she sits down on Santa's lap. Her wish is to have the life of a former friend, and little does she expect that her wish will actually come true. But she finds out that the lavish lifestyle is not all as glamorous as she thought it would be, especially not when it comes at the expense of her former life with her husband and three children.

Sure, the storyline is something that has been seen before, but it was still skillfully delivered to the screen by director George Erschbamer, and that made it worthwhile to sit through this movie and watch it to the end.

I believe that "The Mrs. Clause" is a movie that will appeal mostly to a female audience. But hey, we shouldn't put movie in boxes. Do give it a chance, even if you are a man (such as myself), you might actually turn out to enjoy this Christmas movie.

It is by no means a Christmas classic, but it still turned out to be worth watching and turned out to be an enjoyable movie. However, I dare say that "The Mrs. Clause" is hardly a movie that you will watch more than a single time.


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