A real downer. Let's cut to the chase. Jack Frost (Martin Short) wants to cash-in on Christmas and creates a cheap. tacky version of a SantaLand "theme park" at the North Pole. He takes over as Santa Claus. It starts out really cute and ya' gotta "luv" the fabulous representations of the Council of Legendary Figures. The Easter Bunny is, well, rabbit-like, and Mother Nature is gorgeous. A huge and beautiful set until Jack Frost's mischief freezes and wreaks it all. Ann-Margaret still looks good here. Little "Liliana" Mumy (her dad is Billy Mumy from "Lost in Space") is as cute as she can be (as Lucy). She warms Jack Frost's frozen heart. The "fun chemistry" of the first film is otherwise lacking for the most part. The other cute gimmick is SC trying to pass off the North Pole as Canada for his In-Laws benefit. It plods along. people bicker, fight, and yell. In the last half hour, the nightmarish scene (it scared my kids) when the original Santa falls off the roof (12 years earlier) is replayed not once, but twice. Both Scott and his ex-wife are divorced, and it's just terribly sad. It should have been much funnier. I hope they don't make a 4th one. Chet the Reindeer, Barnaby the Elf, and the Tooth Fairy only appear for a split-second. Santa's mustache is awful, (like cardboard) and almost falls off, but Jack Frost's make-up is outstanding.
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