Mark Hershon's unoriginal screenplay crosses a love-struck romantic comedy with a traditional Christmas kid's picture, and the results are as lame as seasonal entertainment can be. Afraid that he won't make his deadline, Santa Claus's impetuous son, Santa Jr. (Nick Stabile), jumps the gun and starts his Christmas gift-giving route ahead of schedule. But he gets himself into a jam that neither his father nor his personal elf, Stan (Ed Gale), can fix: Santa Jr. lands in San Diego in the middle of a crime spree by Santa impersonator named Wally (Rodger
Bumpass)! Taken into custody by Detective Daryl Bedford (Judd Nelson), Santa Jr. sticks to his far-fetched story of id...