In order to retain his powers as Santa Claus, Scott Calvin must find a wife before Christmas. Scott Calvin was an ordinary man until he picked up a magical Santa Claus suit and became the new father of Christmas. That was eight years ago: now, his chief elf Bernard has revealed to him some terrible news: if he is unable to find a wife, a "Mrs. Claus," by the end of his eighth year as Santa, he will lose his powers and there will be no more Christmas for anyone. He meets with the Council of Legendary Figures-- such as the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and more-- to try to find a solution, but there appears be only one course of action: find a wife. Meanwhile, his son Charlie is on the naughty list for defacing school property, and Scott must go home to meet with the principal of the school, a young blonde woman named Carol. The closer Christmas is, the more Scott loses his Santa powers, and while he's at home attempting to set things right, he begins to fall in love with Carol and hope that she may accept his invitation to be Mrs. Claus. She falls for him too, when he uses magic to determine the childhood dream gifts of her and all of her friends at work. Unfortunately, while he's been gone, a large Toy Santa was built to rule the North Pole in Scott's place, and it goes rogue; it puts everyone on the naughty list, constructs a series of mean toy soldiers, and locks down the North Pole so no one can bring a halt to his plan to give coal to every child in the whole world. It's up to Scott to find a way back into the North Pole so he can stop the Toy Santa, marry Carol, and save Christmas for everyone once and for all.
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Best part of story, including ending:
This series of films is cute, with Tim Allen as a very likable Santa Claus, and a few clever gags. It's not as good as the terrific first entry, but fans of Christmas films should be pleased.
Best scene in story:
Neil, Charlie's step-father as played by Judge Reinhold, is delightfully dorky-- he was the highlight of the first film, and his square one-liners here are the highlight of the sequel.
Opinion about the main character:
Scott is a very benevolent hero, using his magic solely to enhance the lives of others, so he's extremely likable as our main character to follow.