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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause''My in-laws hate me, Christmas is a disaster,'' grouses Saint Nick, ''and my pregnant wife wishes she'd never met me.'' Is this a sequel to The Santa...The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseComedy, Kids and FamilyPT91MG''My in-laws hate me, Christmas is a disaster,'' grouses Saint Nick, ''and my pregnant wife wishes she'd never met me.'' Is this a sequel to The Santa...2006-11-08Ann-MargretAlan ArkinWendy CrewsonElizabeth MitchellJudge ReinholdAnn-Margret, Alan Arkin, Wendy Crewson, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge ReinholdWalt Disney Pictures

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Genre: Comedy, Kids and Family; Starring: Tim Allen, Martin Short, Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin, Wendy Crewson, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge Reinhold; Director: Michael Lembeck; Author: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss; Release Date Wide: 11/03/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 91; MPAA Rating: G; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

”My in-laws hate me, Christmas is a disaster,” grouses Saint Nick, ”and my pregnant wife wishes she’d never met me.” Is this a sequel to The Santa Clause or Bad Santa? We’ve caught Tim Allen’s Father Christmas in a low moment for his franchise in The Santa Clause 3: Jack Frost (Martin Short, playing to the kids, not their keepers) is plotting to steal Santa’s duties for himself, while (never mind the dysfunctional-family crises) this Styrofoam snowman of a sequel overdoses on its own candy-cane-colored sugary cheer.

Originally posted November 8 2006 — 12:00 AM EST

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