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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 23 October 2001 (USA)
After a boy sees a man in Santa Claus suit kissing his mother, he thinks that the real Santa wants to replace his father, so he goes to prank-war with him.


John Shepphird




Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Sellecca ... Stephanie Carver
Corbin Bernsen ... David Carver
Cole Sprouse ... Justin Carver
Dylan Sprouse ... Justin Carver
Eric Jacobs Eric Jacobs ... Bobby Becker
Sonny Carl Davis ... Santa / Floyd
Tony Larimer ... Grandpa Irwin
David Millbern ... Felix Becker
Shauna Thompson Shauna Thompson ... Marie Becker
Joan Mullaney Joan Mullaney ... Ms. Crumley
JJ Neward ... Janine
Paul Kiernan ... Sal Jenkins
Caitlin E.J. Meyer ... Mary Poindexter (as Caitlin Meyer)
Jeff Olson Jeff Olson ... Principal Hoke
Frank Gerrish ... Sidney


After a boy sees a man in Santa Claus suit kissing his mother, he thinks that the real Santa wants to replace his father, so he goes to prank-war with him.

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Christmas is coming, and Santa's a dirty rat.


Comedy | Family


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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One of the envelopes to Santa can be seen to have no sender, but is returned to Justin's mother by the postman. See more »


Stephanie Carver: Assaulting Santa Claus is no laughing matter.
Grandpa Irwin: [trying not to laugh] No, it certainly isn't!
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I Can't Believe It's Christmas Eve and Mama's Kissing Santa
Written and Performed by Joe Dineen/Ed Caniolo
Hoss Phfunck (BMI) Sweetiepie Songs (BMI)
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Film suffers because the leads are 20 years too old for the parts
3 October 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

Listen I like Connie Sellecca and Corbin Bernsen. They are good actors but they are both around 50 playing parents to a 7 year old.

This film however also suffers from steeling a few things from "Home Alone" and failing to execute even a minor chuckle from obvious set- ups.

In this film Young Justin Carver (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) is having Thanksgiving dinner with his family, only for it to end with the news that his best friend Bobby's (Hannelius) bickering parents are finally deciding to divorce. When he overhears his own parents, Stephanie and David Carver (Sellecca and Bernsen) having a heated argument, Justin retreats to his bedroom. A few minutes later, Justin peeks downstairs, only to see his mother Stephanie locked in a warm, romantic embrace with none other than Santa Claus (actually his father in a Santa suit). He takes a photo, shows it to Bobby the next day, and then sends it to Mrs. Claus. Fooled by Bobby's own situation with his parents, Justin jumps to the conclusion that his mother is having an affair with Santa. So he decides to behave as badly as possible in an attempt to prevent Santa from coming to his house on Christmas Eve night for him to make off with the Justin's mother. The resulting hi-jinks include Justin setting traps and throwing snowballs at a street Santa, and even getting himself in trouble at school. Then, on Christmas Eve, Justin's mother receives a letter from the post office. Inside was the photo which didn't actually get sent. In the end, Justin finds out that Santa was actually his father and apologizes to the street Santa.

This film might entertain young kids but parents will hate this. It also seems mean to show that Santa can put married people back together if that is child;s Christmas wish.

If you want to watch this and you are over 12 you will be bored!

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Release Date:

23 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confusões no Natal See more »

Filming Locations:

Sandy, Utah, USA

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