What a laugh!
I borrowed Fred Claus on DVD off a work colleague and what a laugh this movie is from start to finish!I think the Hubster was a bit dubious, but we both thoroughly enjoyed it and I laughed out loud numerous times. It has a great cast with Vince Vaughn (who I love), Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates and Kevin Spacey. It tells the story of Santa's older and ever so slightly bitter elder brother.After ending up in jail for impersonating a charity Santa on the street with a money tin and a brawl with 20 real charity Santa's, he has to go to work at the North Pole to repay his brother for bailing him out. He is soon causing chaos with the elves, including a very funny scene with Chris 'Ludacris' Brown, as the annoying elf DJ Donnie who plays 'Here comes Santa Claus' on a loop! Kevin Spacey shows up as an efficiency expert looking to shutdown the North Pole and Santa.This one comes highly recommended, even after the Christmas period is done and dusted! It is definitely one of those movies that successfully straddles the fine line between being, just a kids movie or entertaining for adults too.