Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to shut Santa down, Fred must help his brother to save Christmas.
Fred Claus, Santa’s bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole.
During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick’s saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa’s facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it’s not pleasant. Fred’s job is to review charts and determine who’s naughty and who’s nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Tagline:||Everybody has that one relative who can’t help but cause problems over the holidays. Even Santa.|
|Cast:||Dylan Minnette, Elizabeth Banks, Elizabeth Berrington, Ethan Cutkosky, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jeremy Swift, John Michael Higgins, Jr., Kathy Bates, Kevin Spacey, Liam James, Ludacris, Miranda Richardson, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Weisz, Roger Clinton, Trevor Peacock, Vince Vaughn|
|Director:||David Dobkin, Jonathan McGarry, Lisa Vick|