Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) found a jacket eight years ago that turned him into Santa Claus. Unfortunately, 900-year old elf Curtis (Spencer Breslin) failed to read the fine print in the Santa Clause and didn't notice that Santa has to find a wife or stop being Santa. As Christmas Eve--the marriage deadline--approaches, Santa finds himself slowly returning to his mortal appearance as the "de-Santification process" begins. To make matters worse, his mortal son, Charlie, is acting out in school and is on the Naughty list. Searching for a wife and worried about Charlie, Santa returns home as Scott, leaving a toy Santa (also played by Allen) in his place to run the North Pole. Unfortunately, the toy Santa becomes obsesses with the rules in the Santa handbook and turns into a dictator, complete with an army of toy soldiers. Allen is extremely engaging as Scott, a normal guy who loves his role as perhaps the most beloved character in the lives of children. David Krumholtz stars as Bernard, Santa's right-hand elf, and Elizabeth Mitchell is Carol Newman, Charlie's school principal and Scott's unlikely love interest.
Michael Lembeck - Actor/director
Jeffrey Silver - Producer
Wendy Crewson - Actress
John J. Strauss - SCREENWRITER\"OPTIONS"
Spencer Breslin - Actor
Cinco Paul - Screenwriter, BUBBLE BOY (2001)
Bobby Newmeyer - Producer, THE SANTA CLAUSE 2 (2002)
Brian Reilly - Producer, JOE SOMEBODY (2001)
Michael Dorn - American actor, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
David Krumholtz - American Actor, NUMB3RS
Edward Decter - SCREENWRITER\"OPTIONS"
Ed Decter - SCREENWRITER\"OPTIONS"
Adam Greenberg - Director of Photography, GHOST (1990)
George S. Clinton - Score composer, conductor, score producer
Elizabeth Mitchell - Actress, GIA, LOST
Tim Allen - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Timothy Allen Dick - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Don Rhymer - Screenwriter
James Miller - Executive Producer
William W. Wilson III - Executive Producer, THE SANTA CLAUSE 2 (2002)
Rick Messina - Executive Producer, THE SANTA CLAUSE 2 (2002)
Ken Daurio - Screenwriter, BUBBLE BOY (2001)
Eric Lloyd - Child Actor
Theatrical release: November 1, 2002
"...As snappy and well reinforced as Santa's pajamas..." - 11/08/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.84
"...For a kids' movie, THE SANTA CLAUSE 2 is unusually sensitive to the varied nature of family life today..." - 01/01/2003 Sight and Sound, p.51-2
"...[Allen] projects a warm, fatherly charisma..." - 11/04/2002 Variety, p.27