Cast: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Kevin Spacey.
Director: David Dobkin
Running Time: 111 minutes
Christmas comes every year, but this holiday season Santa's brother is coming along for the ride.
This is a story you've never heard before, a hilarious and heartwarming comedy about Fred Claus, Santa's brother - and complete opposite. After growing up in saintly Nick's shadow, Fred becomes a grouch who's lost his belief in Christmas.
Then, one magical December, Fred flies north (first class via reindeer) to find brother Nick is in trouble: a scheming efficiency expert is out to shut down Christmas forever!
Expect fun by the sleighful as Fred Claus helps save Christmas and rediscovers the gift of family.
Commentary by Director David Dobkin
Over 25 minutes of merry additional scenes
"Sure to be a Holiday Classic" - Jeffrey Lyons
Living in the shadow of his little brother Santa Claus takes it's toll on Fred Claus. Responsibilty not being one of his strong points, Fred Claus gets himself in trouble and looses his girlfriend and financial interest. He turns to his brother Santa for a loan, but there are strings attached, he has to come to the North Pole and help out.
Not taking it seriously Fred Claus couldn't have come at a worse time, as an efficiency expert is set on closing down Christmas. Befriending an elf and taking responsibility for his actions, Fred Claus finds his way back to the real spirit of Christmas and saves not only himself but those close to him.
An endearing film, with some great underlying messages. A family friendly movie that has something for all ages.
Fred Claus available now of dvd