The mittens may be on, but the gloves are off in the computer-animated 3D slugfest Santa vs. the Snowman. When an inquisitive snowman visits Santa's workshop and claims dibs on worldwide gift-giving, the North Pole becomes ground zero in a fight for Christmas bragging rights. Santa vs. the Snowman delivers a knock-down, drag-out battle royal filled not with mittened fisticuffs, but with rampaging elfin armies, legions of snow-soldiers and a 50-foot nutcracker manned by none other than Kris Kringle himself. Santa vs. the Snowman returns to the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater (5050 Oakland Avenue; 314-289-4424 or www.slsc.org), just in time for the holidays. The film screens daily (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas) through Sunday, January 3, and tickets are $7 to $8.
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