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The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection Review

Title: The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection [Blu-ray]

Release Date: October 16, 2012


Have three times the fun as you celebrate the season with the complete Santa Clause trilogy – now available for the first time on Blu-ray in one spectacular box set! Superstar comedian Tim Allen delivers the perfect gift as he stars as the big man, himself, in three warm and wonderful movies about discovering the true magic of Christmas. See how it all began with Disney’s original classic, and hop on Santa’s sleigh for an exciting ride filled with belly laughs and family fun.

Christmas gets a little nuttier when Scott Calvin unknowingly inherits the role of the legendary St. Nick. His ordinary life snowballs into a hysterical series of outrageous events as he fills out his Santa suit, meets the future Mrs. Claus and faces his ultimate test against the mischievous Jack Frost. With a blizzard of bonus features and three magical movies, this three-disc box set is hours of holiday entertainment your whole family will enjoy again and again.

Bonus Features:

The Santa Clause

  • “So You Wanna Be An Elf?” Featurette
  • Making Santa Snacks With Wolfgang
  • “The Night Before Christmas” Short

The Santa Clause 2

  • 7 Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel — Bloopers From The Cast
  • “Inside The North Pole With Curtis” — Making-Of Featurette
  • “True Confessions Of The Legendary Figures” — Interviews With Tooth Fairy, Mother Nature, Father Time And Easter Bunny
  • Director’s Tour Of Elfsberg Featurette
  • View The Film With Audio Commentary By Director Michael Lembeck

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

  • Blooper Reel
  • Alternate Opening
  • Jack Frost & Mrs. Claus: A Very Different Look
  • The New Comedians: On The Set With Tim & Marty
  • Audio Commentary With Director Michael Lembeck
  • Creating Movie Magic: Visual Effects Secrets
  • Christmas Carol-oke: Sing Your Favorite Songs Of The Season
  • Music Video – “Greatest Time Of Year” With Aly & AJ
  • Deck The Halls: Virtual Holiday Decorator

My Review:

I hadn’t seen any of The Santa Clause movies prior to this past week! The first one came out in 1994 when I was a teenager and though I remember hearing about it back then, I never did watch it. My girls and I sat down this week and had a movie night where we watched all three movies back to back. It was so nice to spend time together and there were lots of giggles!

The Santa Clause introduces Scott Calvin played by Tim Allen who is an executive at a toy company. He’s a divorced dad with a young son named Charlie whom he shares custody with his ex-wife and her new partner. When Santa falls off Scott’s roof and is killed, Scott puts on his suit and is transformed into Santa Claus! It was funny to watch his transformation!

Scott and his son venture to the North Pole where they discover the wonderful world of elves and magic! My favourite part was when Santa delivers the presents to the children around the world. Also, the reindeer are hilarious! I especially love Comet!

In The Santa Clause 2, Charlie is now a teenager and his landed himself on the “naughty” list after vandalizing the school gym. Santa (aka Scott) then learns about another clause that says he must get married by Christmas eve or he will stop being Santa forever. The “Desantification” process starts immediately and Santa begins to lose his white beard and loses the extra weight.

My favourite part was watching the relationship between Scott and Charlie’s Principal grow. He met her through dealing with his son’s troubles at school.  I felt bad for Scott when he told her that he was Santa Clause and she thought he was nuts and kicked him out.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause was my least favourite of the three films. Scott brings his inlaws to the North Pole and tells them they are visiting Canada. I’m in Canada and thought it was funny how all the elves were pretending to be Canadians and saying “eh” after every sentence. Martin Short (who is also a Canadian) plays Jack Frost and has an ulterior motive. He wants recognition and to take over Christmas. He figures out a way to do this and sabotages Santa’s efforts at the North Pole.

I found the third film to drag a bit and I didn’t find it as engaging or funny as the first two. My daughter, Bridget, loved it though and has been wanting to watch all three movies again.

The Santa Clause trilogy are perfect movies to get you into the holiday spirit. We will be watching them again once the snow starts to fall which in Canada is probably pretty soon!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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