The Santa Clause 2

Scott/Santa: Tim Allen
Carol Newman : Elizabeth Mitchell
Charlie Calvin: Eric Lloyd
Bernard: David Krumholtz
Curtis: Spencer Breslin
Laura Miller: Wendy Crewson
Neil Miller: Judge Reinhold

Walt Disney Pictures presents a film directed by Michael Lembeck. Written by Don Rhymer, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, Cinco Paul and John J. Strauss. Story by Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick. Running time: 95 minutes. Rated G (although there are a few references to ¢â‚¬Ëœbutts’ and one to ¢â‚¬Ëœpee pee.’)

Central Theme
In the case of Santa, believing is seeing, and you should never stop believing.

The magic is back in swing at Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole. Scott is the most popular Santa ever but all is not well. Scott learns about another clause in his contract, the Mrs. Santa Claus. It stipulates that the only way Scott can keep his Santa job is to marry by Christmas Eve. Meanwhile back on Earth Scott’s son Charlie has gotten on Santa’s ¢â‚¬Ëœnaughty list’ and needs his father’s attention fast! At a Board Meeting of Legendary Characters Santa is joined by Mr. Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, Mother Nature, the Easter Bunny, Cupid and others. They advise him to tend to his son.

How can Scott run the North Pole, be there for his son and find a wife in 28 days?

Curtis finds a way to clone Santa, allowing Scott to ride Comet back home to Charlie and look for a wife. Scott finds romance with the unlikeliest of people and begins to work his magic. One memorable evening he turns a boring, lifeless Christmas Party into an evening of great joy, by delivering to each person there the childhood toy they anted most as a child. The emotion of the evening makes you wish there was a Santa to alleviate the pain of your childhood disappointments.

While Sacott is on Earth the new cloned Santa at the North Pole takes his job a little too seriously and the elf handbook way too literally. By Christmas Eve he’s ready to deliver coal instead of presents to the whole world and he’s cloned a battalion of toy soldiers to assist him in a ¢â‚¬Ëœhostile’ takeover of the North Pole. For Scott time is running out, the elves need him back at the North Pole and things with Charlie are still not resolved.

Scott reminds everybody that Christmas is about magic, love and wonder. These themes are often associated with religion and interestingly; the North Pole’s windows are made of Stained glass.

Beliefs num
–There IS a Santa Claus.
–We need Santa to exist!
–The only way to see Santa is to believe.
–It is a mistake to grow up and stop believing.
–The spirit of Christmas is the receiving of gifts.
–We each have childhood dreams and disappointments that we would still like to see fulfilled and resolved.
–Santa is always there for you.

Questions Worth Discussing num
–Is there any harm in the Santa fantasy?
–Why is Santa such a powerful image in American mythology?
–What place do gifts have in Christmas?
–What place does Santa play?

Provocative Quotes byline
–I’m getting as signal. It sounds like tiny hammers.
–Take is to elfcom two!
==Santa’s defense system at work.
–Curtis do you go pee-pee with that thing?
==Bernard about Curtis’s devotion the elf handbook.
–No. He works with toys and little people.
==When Charlie is asked if his dad is a spy.
–I’m the head elf. I don’t give bad news, Its one of the perks of my seniority.
==Bernard to Curtis.
–I thought he’d straightened out!
==Thinking it is Charlie Sheen on the naughty list, not his own son.
–Santa, there’s another Clause.
–It seems that the number two elf overlooked the single-most important detail in all of Christmas. It’s the Mrs. Claus. You have 28 days to find a wife by Christmas Eve.
==Bernard to Santa.
–This from someone who wears diapers and shoots arrows at people’s butts.
==Tooth fairy about cupid.
–That’s every parent’s dilemma–how to balance work and family? More parents lose sleep over that than anything else.
==Santa can’t be two places at once.
–If it worked on us I would have shot myself in the butt, fallen in love and quit the business long ago.
==Cupid arrows won’t work on Santa.
–I added a dial to tell you how much magic you have left.
==Bernard before Santa comes to Earth.
–There’s something about that woman that makes me want to deface property.
==Scott about Principal Carol Newman.
–Oh a battle of wits. It’s a shame you came unarmed.
==Carol to Scott.
–You’ve been a great dad and being Santa has made you a better man.
==Ex-wife Elizabeth.
–Besides, Reindeer are too stupid to make good pets.
==Santa about Comet.
–I AM the real Santa. I like the rules and it looks like kids are misbehaving everywhere and according to the handbook these kids deserve a lump of coals in their socks. They should all be on the naughty list.
==Clone Santa getting out of hand at the North Pole.
–I’m a puzzle. I’m a Rubik’s cube with pants.
==Scott to Carol.
–Do you want to get some noodles or a piece of pie?
==Scott to Carol.
–I can’t wait ¢â‚¬Ëœtil it’s over. The streets are jammed; people are maxing out their credit cards.
==Carol on what she does not like about Christmas.
–I believed in Santa so much I got in fights at school. Finally my parents told me to grow up.
==Carol to Scott.
–You’ve forgotten what the spirit of Christmas is.
==Scott before bringing out the bag of gifts.
–No way! This is toss across. I loved this when I was a kid. But I never told anybody,
==Excited adult getting a childhood game.
–Don’t let him ruin Christmas!
==Bernard to Scott.
–I told you something very personal and now you’re making fun of me.
==Carol to Scott after he tells her he is Santa.
–My dad is the nest thing and I can’t tell anybody about it. My whole life is about secrets.
==Charlie to Carol.
–You can’t be mad at him forever. He’s your daddy and you love him.
–Soon I’m going to be seven and then I can know things.
–Seeing isn’t believing; believing is seeing.
==Charlie to Carol.
–Yes I was looking for a wife. No I didn’t count on falling in love. You say this is all happening too fast. But you know I’ve been there all your life. I’ve always been there for you.
==Santa to Carol.
–The North Pole is wonderful. It is magic, love and wonder.
==Santa to Carol.
–And so it begins.
==Mrs. Santa tells Santa not to come home too late.
–Knowing it isn’t a burden. It is a gift. Most kids stop believing in Santa when they grow up. But I get to believe in him forever.
==Charlie to Lucy.

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