An all-new, live-action original movie based on the Rankin and Bass animated, holiday classic. When his devious head elf, Sparky (Chris Kattan), tells him that he must "keep up with the times" no matter how materialistic Santa Claus (John Goodman) resists, fearing that the holiday has become far too commercial. Convinced that no one believes in him anymore and that people have forgotten the real meaning of Christmas, Santa decides to take the year off and not deliver any gifts, much to the dismay of his two closest elves, Jingle (Ethan Suplee) and Jangle (Eddie Griffin). Are there any children left who still care about the true spirit of Christmas? The two elves decide to prove him wrong.