Considering how lame this sequel could
have been, The Santa Clause 2
makes for a pleasant seasonal diversion. It's got the familiar smell of Disney marketeering, and more than a few parents will object to this further embellishment of the St Nick legend, but Tim Allen's amiable presence provides ample compensation. As a divorced dad who inherited the jolly man's job in The Santa Clause
, Allen now faces another Yuletide challenge. According to the "Missus Clause" in his North Pole contract, he can't continue to be the real Santa until he gets married. As luck and five credited screenwriters would have it, Allen falls for the Scroogey principal (Elizabeth Mitchell) of his son's school, while a phoney, power-hungry duplicate Santa wreaks havoc on the North Pole's overworked elves. It's all as sweet as spiced eggnog, with that warmed-over feel of a mandated sequel, but the Christmas spirit does prevail with the sound of sleigh bells and Allen's rosy-cheeked "Ho, ho, ho!". --Jeff Shannon
Tim Allen returns as everybodys favourite modern-day Santa in The Santa Clause 2
. Scott Calvin (Allen) has been Santa Claus for the past eight years and his loyal elves consider him to be the best one ever. But Santas world is turned upside down when his son Charlie lands on this years "naughty" list and Scott discovers that if he doesnt marry by Christmas Eve just a month away hell stop being Santa forever. Embracing Christmas with all its heart, warmth and adventure, The Santa Clause 2
is the perfect holiday classic for the entire family.