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The Christmas Clause (2008)

Lea Thompson , Andrew Airlie , George Erschbamer  |  NR |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Lea Thompson, Andrew Airlie, Laura Mennell
  • Directors: George Erschbamer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MTI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002N1AEVY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,197 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Christmas Clause" on IMDb

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Sophie Kelly is a top-rated lawyer with three kids and a husband that take up all her time. All of her family and work stress comes to a chaotic halt at the shopping mall, days before Christmas, when she sees Santa and wishes for a different life. However, the grass is not always greener as a single, successful lawyer with her own firm and the most eligible bachelor vying for her attention. Freedom has its price as she realizes the sweet life is not so sweet and must race against time to find the true meaning of family and love before Christmas Day.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a wonderful life just one more time December 30, 2011
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Yes, there are probably dozens of Christmas movies out there ripping off the "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" theme, but really, does anyone watch these things to see great film making. You know how it's going to end before it even starts. You know the main character is shallow in the beginning and sees the error of his/her ways by the end and you know that the Angel or whatever will make it right in the end. Come on, these movies are just supposed to make you feel good. This wasn't the best of those theme movies but it's not the worst. I say, watch it and then when it's over just say: "Aww, wasn't that cute."
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible!! December 19, 2009
Format:DVD
This movie is terrible! The final message is nice, but getting there is painful! Poor acting and attempt at special effects was really bad. Content for small kids is not appropriate. Don't waste your time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Christmas Movie! January 27, 2011
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I thought this movie was adorable, it had a great message and lighthearted entertainment. I will watch over and over even when it's not the Christmas Season.
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26 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Family Approved? November 30, 2009
Format:DVD
This movie has a very good story line about being content with the life you have instead of wishing you had someone else's life. The one thing I want to mention is that the cover says, "Family Approved" and it really is not. The movie takes God's name in vain several times, characters say ass and hell, the main woman wears revealing clevage and short skirts, and there is a scene where a man in a towel is coming onto the main character to have sex with her. I am disappointed in the "Family Approved" seal that I have come to trust in choosing movies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyday Life December 19, 2011
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This movie was so real to life in a funny way.I think we all have felt this way at one time or another.My Grandparents watched this with me and they loved it Im glad to spend that time with them doing something we all can enjoy.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tlgq December 9, 2010
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A cute take on It's a Wonderful Life, this is more on todays time with a questionable, Santas, part time job. Fun.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Eh. October 11, 2010
Format:DVD
This movie is a rehash of every other tacky Christmas movie that you've ever seen, cranked out in time for holiday audiences to spend money on. See it on cable if you must, but save your money for the tons of wonderful, uplifting and entertaining films with decent acting.

If you like this theme of holiday dreams coming true with valuable lessons learned, I'd highly recommend Holiday Switch, also available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Switch-Bret-Anthony/dp/B003X2P98K/ref=cm_pdp_rev_itm_title_2
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cliche theme and lousy acting December 20, 2009
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I hate to pile on, but The Christmas Clause certainly was a disappointment. The whole "It's a Wonderful Life" is just boring and cliche. It's become the theme of hundreds of other Christmas movies. Frankly, I think audiences are becoming sick of it. It's fine to preach that people should appreciate their lives, but adult life is more complex than shown in these films. The Christmas Clause tries too hard to preach the virtues of family life, but instead comes across as unoriginal. Part of the problem is that the acting is lousy. Lea Thompson sounds like she's repeating her lines rather than engaged in emotional dialogue. I just couldn't get excited about it or the story - especially when there are so many other great Christmas movies to watch, like It's a Wonderful Life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Thee Christmas Clause
I love Leah Thompson . She was very good another favorite . She was GREAT in thed movie and I enjoy it
Published 12 months ago by Taci
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
A good Christmas movie, worth the price I paid. Has good story line, the characters are believeable, good for family viewing.
Published 13 months ago by Kenneth E. Ronaghan
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
I just watched the "Christmas Clause" for the first time this past week....I love it!....great family Christmas movie....I would recommend it to everyone
Published 13 months ago by dawn hensley
3.0 out of 5 stars .
She did a good job of the acting but the story ling has been told in the movie called, "The Holiday Switch".
Published 17 months ago by redbaron1963
4.0 out of 5 stars There's no place like home
We all wonder if there is more for our lives. But yu don's have to look any farther than your own back yard. Family is where your heart is.
Published 18 months ago by Bud Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Think before you wish for something.
I love this movie. It lets you know that it's not always better to have a new and better life.
Published 21 months ago by kathy r
1.0 out of 5 stars A SERIOUS WASTE OF TIME! OMG!
I can't believe this is selling for $21.99?!?! umm me and a friend got this from RedBox last night...in mood for a holiday movie, and this was our only option. Read more
Published on November 13, 2010 by Lola
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth watching
Sorry to say its one of the worst ive watched.It startes out no where and ends no where.Poor story and cast and production.
Published on December 30, 2009 by Steveo
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