I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
4.8
  • 1145
  • Not Rated
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release year: 2002 ()
  • Running time: 100 min
  • Original Title: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Voted: 1145

After a boy sees a man in Santa Claus suit kissing his mother, he thinks that the real Santa wants to replace his father, so he goes to prank-war with him.

#PersonCharacters
1Connie SelleccaStephanie Carver
2Corbin BernsenDavid Carver
3Cole SprouseJustin Carver
4Dylan SprouseJustin Carver
  • A movie for young kids by 3

    Yes, it contains elements of themes seen in other movies, but it is a movie for kids with a "feel good" ending. And kids up to age 9 will enjoy it. Parents that are seeking to fine a way to introduce their kids to the concept that the parents are the Santa's will find this movie helpful in setting the scene for their own kids. Some lessons need to be learned and difficult subjects (like divorce) are also tackled. Those familiar with the "Home Alone" series will see elements of a brilliant kid doing similar things, only this time Dad is the victim. And in the end, the movie gives the real Santa one more year of fulfilling the wishes of the kids. Young parents and grandparents ought to rate this movie highly.

  • Film suffers because the leads are 20 years too old for the parts by 6

    Listen I like Connie Sellecca and Corbin Bernsen. They are good actors but they are both around 50 playing parents to a 7 year old.

    This film however also suffers from steeling a few things from "Home Alone" and failing to execute even a minor chuckle from obvious set- ups.

    In this film Young Justin Carver (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) is having Thanksgiving dinner with his family, only for it to end with the news that his best friend Bobby's (Hannelius) bickering parents are finally deciding to divorce. When he overhears his own parents, Stephanie and David Carver (Sellecca and Bernsen) having a heated argument, Justin retreats to his bedroom. A few minutes later, Justin peeks downstairs, only to see his mother Stephanie locked in a warm, romantic embrace with none other than Santa Claus (actually his father in a Santa suit). He takes a photo, shows it to Bobby the next day, and then sends it to Mrs. Claus. Fooled by Bobby's own situation with his parents, Justin jumps to the conclusion that his mother is having an affair with Santa. So he decides to behave as badly as possible in an attempt to prevent Santa from coming to his house on Christmas Eve night for him to make off with the Justin's mother. The resulting hi-jinks include Justin setting traps and throwing snowballs at a street Santa, and even getting himself in trouble at school. Then, on Christmas Eve, Justin's mother receives a letter from the post office. Inside was the photo which didn't actually get sent. In the end, Justin finds out that Santa was actually his father and apologizes to the street Santa.

    This film might entertain young kids but parents will hate this. It also seems mean to show that Santa can put married people back together if that is child;s Christmas wish.

    If you want to watch this and you are over 12 you will be bored!

  • Mediocre but will pass the time on a wintry evening by 4

    This made-for-TV film centres around a little boy Justin who witnesses his father, clad in a Santa Claus suit, kissing his mother. Fuelled by his best friend's worries over his recently separated parents, Justin jumps to the conclusion that his mother is having an affair with Santa. So, Justin decides to behave as badly as possible in an attempt to prevent Santa coming to his house on Christmas Eve night lest he make off with the boy's mother.

    Dylan and Cole Sprouse, the child actors who share the role of Justin, are wooden on occasion but deliver a passable performance. This is a rather predictable, mediocre film and will hardly be a contender for any awards but it's enjoyable enough to pass time on a quiet December evening. I wouldn't really recommend this film for very young children though as they might be confused with why Justin is beating up Santa!

  • This is all you need to know about this movie. by 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0ofUZAE_SQ Watch this.

    This is what really happened when "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."It sums it up in about 3 minutes and is absolutely hilarious. Skip the movie and watch this instead.

    Instead of a heart warming tale told best by ABC Family, we get the real account of a little boy who wanders downstairs Christmas Eve and finds his mother and Santa Claus. The little boy decides to run upstairs and tell Dad and then things go down hill from there. Honestly watch this, it is great. Not to mention it saves you about 2 hours that you would spend watching this poor excuse of a film.

    If you're reading reviews for made for TV Christmas movies, then you have time to copy and paste this link...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0ofUZAE_SQ Watch this.

  • Excellent family movie by 10

    My family and I watched this movie around Christmas and we loved it. I recorded it on my dvr and my kids would watch it everyday. They liked it more than I did. This cute little movie is a great family movie especially if you do have small children. Three of my children still believe in Santa and the movie didn't put any doubt into their little minds whether he exists or not. It lets the children know that it's okay for mom and dad to have their fun at the holidays too and know it won't corrupt their kids mind about Santa. I think it's great that kids believe in Santa even if they are 8 yrs old. It's a great holiday movie to spend any evening with your family. I will make sure it is on our list of movies to watch every Christmas.

#PersonCrew
1John Shepphirddirector
2Shawn Levyproducer
3James R. Rosenthalproducer
4Randy Vampoticwriter
5Mike Sorrentinowriter
6Steve Jankowskiwriter