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Christmas Countdown: Fred Claus (2007)

The premise of Fred Claus is okay, and there are enjoyable parts. It's silly and stupid, but fairly enjoyable at the outset. It's essentially a role reversal of Elf. The problem is that the film is about 25 minutes too long, and the contrived plot twists get tiring.

The cast of this one is quite incredible. There are four Oscar winners and one two-time nominee among the co-stars. Unfortunately the material isn't up to much so no one can really let their talent shine.

One of the high points of my Christmas movie watching binge was in this film, in a particularly sweet scene where Fred chastises Santa and explains that there are no naughty kids. Good stuff.

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