The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Theatrical Release: November 3, 2006
DVD Release: November 20, 2007
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause


Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos at the North Pole in ‘The Santa Clause 3.’ Tim Allen reprises his role of Scott Calvin – aka Santa – as he juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short), who is trying to take over the “big guy’s” holiday. At the risk of giving away the secret location of the North Pole, Scott invites his in-laws (Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin) to share in the holiday festivities and the upcoming birth of baby Claus with expectant wife, Carol, AKA Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth Mitchell). Along for the adventure are Scott’s extended family, son Charlie (Eric Lloyd), ex-wife Laura Miller (Wendy Crewson), her husband, Neil Miller (Judge Reinghold) and their daughter, Lucy (Liliana Mumy) who together with head elf Curtis (Spencer Breslin), foil Jack Frost’s crafty scheme to control the North Pole.

Dove Review

Even though Jack Frost (Martin Short) is as cold as they come, “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” will warm your heart this holiday season. While I think the first film in the series is the best, this 3rd one keeps your interest and has some funny moments. The most magical one concerns the escape clause and the cool items involved.

Tim Allen keeps the magic of Christmas alive with his performance and The Dove Foundation enthusiastically awards “The Santa Clause 3” with the Dove Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Man gets kicked in the leg, man gets hit with big candy cane.
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Man gets kicked in the leg, man gets hit with big candy cane.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: The magic of becoming Santa Clause.


Company: Buena Vista Home Video
Writer: Ed Decter and John J. Strauss
Director: Michael Lembeck
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 92 min.
Starring: Tim Allen, Martin Short, Elizabeth Mitchell
Reviewer: Dave Lukens