In 1994, The Santa Clause ho-ho-ho-ed its way into cinemas. The festive family film, which starred Tim Allen as an ordinary man who becomes Santa, was a hit with audiences and led to a series of movies.

But how many The Santa Clause movies are there?

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The Santa Clause films in order

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To date, there are three The Santa Clause movies. The Santa Clause movies – which were produced between 1994 and 2006 – include:

  • The Santa Clause (1994)
  • The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

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Are all of The Santa Clause movies part of the same series?

All three The Santa Clause films are part of the same series, with events told in chronological order.

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Who are the cast of The Santa Clause films?

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The cast of The Santa Clause films is quite consistent across the course of the three movies. Notable actors in The Santa Clause series include Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold, Peter Boyle, Aisha Taylor, Kevin Pollark, Michael Dorn, Martin Short, Jay Thomas, Wendy Crewson, and Elizabeth Mitchell.

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Is The Santa Clause series the work of the same director?

The Santa Clause films are the work of two directors. John Pasquin directed The Santa Clause, while Michael Lembeck directed The Santa Clause 2, and The Santa Clause 3.

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What is the best The Santa Clause film?

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The Santa Clause is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection, while The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is regarded as the weakest entry. According to IMDb The Santa Clause films are ranked as follows:

  • The Santa Clause (1994) – 6.4/10
  • The Santa Clause 2 (2002) – 5.6/10
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) – 4.7/10

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