The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection Blu-ray Clips Show The Origins Of Santa And A Bad Date

In the time it took Disney to create the three films in The Santa Clause trilogy, Tim Allen had a whirlwind of a career, becoming a major movie and television star, faltering for a while, and coming back on top with ABC’s Last Man Standing. Like Allen’s career, the three Santa Clause films vary wildly in quality, but they each offer a bellyful of laughs and a family-oriented (and family-friendly) tale that should endear audiences of different ages. The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection will hit Blu-ray tomorrow and to celebrate, Disney has a clip from each movie to make a case for why the series is better as set.

If you can remember all the way back to 1994, the original The Santa Clause tells the origin story of Scott Calvin’s transformation from regular guy to Santa. His son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd), is still super cute in this stage, and his timing with his dad in “Santa Falls” is precious. This is definitely one of the definitive scenes in the most definitive film of the series.

“Tracy Sings to Scott” from The Santa Clause 2 features an obnoxiously blonde Molly Shannon reworking some Shania Twain lyrics to make them more relevant for the yuletide season (If Shania Twain doesn’t date this scene, I’m not sure what would). It’s tough for Santa to search for a wife when he’s missing the snowy white hair and beard that would really seal the deal, but Shannon’s Tracy was clearly not the winner to begin with.

“Taller Family” is a clip from The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, which initially premiered in 2006. The film actually follows a wacky time travel premise that features Martin Short as a very naughty Jack Frost. However, the clip above actually shows a scene between Santa and his new wife, Carol (Elizabeth Mitchell). I actually prefer the familial scenes to the more wacky stuff, and the “Taller Family” clip gives you an idea of what you will get from the couple’s relationship.

The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection will be available for purchase beginning on October 16.

Jessica Rawden
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Reality TV fan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. Theme park junkie. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.