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Top Ten Worst Christmas Movies: #4 The Christmas Clause


4. The Christmas Clause

What’s it about:

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.

Why is “The Christmas Clause” #4:

This is a movie that had a lot going for it, including its lead, Lea Thompson of Back To The Future fame. 

Unfortunately, this movie doesn’t work for a variety of reasons.  One of the biggest reasons is the aforementioned leading lady, Lea Thompson.  She is not very likable in the film.  I know, initially with all this alternate reality/reassessing your life type movie, the lead is not very likable to start with.  That’s the case here, but also at the end.  I didn’t really care if she found the true meaning of Christmas.

The major drawback is that this has been done before and done better. 

The Christmas Clause is just a movie that doesn’t connect.  Should it be higher than say Santa With Muscles or Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, probably not, but at least those films had a little fun in them.

10.  How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Live Action)

9.  Surviving Christmas

8.  Home Alone 4

7.  Christmas in Connecticut (1992 TV)

6.  Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

5.  Santa With Muscles

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