The Santa Clause 2

The Santa Clause 2
The Santa Clause 2
  • G
  • 1h 44m
  • 2002
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Tim Allen reappears in SANTA CLAUSE 2, the hilarious sequel to everybody's holiday favorite. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best one ever. But Scott's got problems. His son Charlie has landed on this year's "naughty" list, and if Scott doesn't marry by Christmas Eve -- one very, very short month away -- he'll stop being Santa forever. Embracing Christmas and the magic of family with heart, warmth, fun, and charm, SANTA CLAUSE 2 is classic holiday entertainment everybody will enjoy.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Though it's harmless as family entertainment and has moments of charm, The Santa Clause 2 is also predictable and forgettable.
Detroit News
Susan Stark

June 17, 2017
Village Voice
Ben Kenigsberg

The scenes in which Fake Santa torments the elves with a toy soldier army are twisted enough to ma...

June 17, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 17, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

The Santa Clause 2 is a barely adequate babysitter for older kids, but I've got to give it thumbs...

June 17, 2017
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Robert Denerstein

A bloated, prefab sequel that gets stuck in the chimney.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Disappointing sequel has potty humor, pratfall violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Santa Clause 2 is a holiday movie in which Tim Allen brings back his spin on St. Nick. Some potty humor is included, such as flatulence jokes and a brief close-up of the exposed rear end of the robotic Santa Claus replica (also played by Tim Allen). After chugging a large mug of cocoa, the robotic Santa does an exaggerated imitation of someone who has just had a shot of alcohol, talks of "feeling a little buzz." A teen character acts out by vandalizing school property. There's some pratfall violence: A character falls over a railing and downstairs after trying to yank out his tooth by tying the tooth to a toaster and dropping the toaster. While the movie has strong, intelligent female characters, the elves (played by children) conform to 1950s-era stereotypes, with the boys creating toys and playing football while the girls deliver the cookies and cocoa. There are very few minority characters, and the movie doesn't acknowledge any other religious or cultural holiday traditions.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:November 1, 2002
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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