Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) is always living in his little brother Nicholas’ (Paul Giamatti) shadow. Nicholas is the picture-perfect human, dubbed Saint Nicholas for his actions and even takes on the job as modern-day Santa Claus. Fred however is the polar opposite. Living life as a repo man in Chicago, Fred steals everything he repossesses. But when Fred gets in trouble with the law and finds himself in jail, Nick bails him out on one condition: Fred must come to the North Pole and a make toys to pay off his debt. Witnessing Fred create havoc at the North Pole, where he's so obviously out of place, provides plenty of laughs.