The Santa Trap

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"The Only Thing Missing This Christmas Is Santa Claus"
  • NR
  • 2002
  • 2 hr
  • 4.3  (403)

The Santa Trap is a 2002 comedy film that stars Shelley Long, Robert Hays, and Stacy Keach. The film follows the story of two kids who come up with a plan to catch Santa Claus and prove to their skeptical father that he exists. The film is set in a small town called Lakeville, where a single father, (played by Hays), is struggling to make ends meet after the death of his wife. His two children, Stephanie and Ben, are both convinced that Santa Claus is real and are excited for Christmas to come. However, their father is dismissive of their beliefs and tells them that Santa is nothing more than a myth.

Determined to prove their father wrong, Stephanie and Ben set out to catch Santa in the act. They come up with an elaborate plan to trap him and record the moment on video. With the help of their neighbor and friend, Maudie, the kids prepare for their big catch.

However, things don't go exactly as planned. Instead of capturing Santa, they end up catching a thief who was trying to steal presents from under their tree. The thief, played by Keach, is a bumbling criminal who gets caught up in the kids' scheme. He ends up pretending to be Santa and inadvertently becomes a part of the family's holiday celebration.

The Santa Trap is a heartwarming holiday tale with plenty of laughs and family-friendly fun. It's a film that can be enjoyed by all ages and has become a holiday classic for many families. Shelley Long delivers a standout performance as the kids' quirky neighbor, which adds to the film's overall charm.

The movie has a strong message about the power of belief and the importance of family. The film's central theme is that even when things don't go according to plan, the love and togetherness that comes from spending time with family during the holidays is what's truly important.

Overall, The Santa Trap is a fun and lighthearted film that's perfect for the holiday season. It's a great choice for families looking for a feel-good Christmas movie that's full of humor and heart. With its talented cast, entertaining storyline, and positive message, this film is sure to become a favorite among holiday movie enthusiasts.

The Santa Trap is a 2002 kids & family movie with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.

The Santa Trap
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    4.3  (403)