The joy and happiness of the holiday season is ruined for the saintly Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti) when his cranky older brother, Fred (Vince Vaughn) — a repo man with a sizable rap sheet — comes to stay with him at the North Pole. Kevin Spacey, Miranda Richardson, Kathy Bates and Elizabeth Banks co-star in this yuletide comedy from director David Dobkin that puts sibling rivalry in a whole new context.
I really wanted to like this one. Giamatti and Spacey are two of my favorite actors and even they couldn't save it. Also, it's becoming a cliche that every villain in a Christmas movie is just pissed he or she didn't get what they wanted for Christmas as a kid.