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Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

A peasant woodcutter becomes Santa Claus and later foils an evil toy manufacturer's scheme to take over Christmas.

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Ancient Elf
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Joe
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Dooley
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Storyline

This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves in the North Pole and becomes Santa Claus. But when Santa's eager-to-please elf Patch leaves the North Pole for the big streets of New York City, he becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon's plans to take over Christmas. And so begins Santa's adventure - to rescue his faithful elf and to save Christmas for all the children of the world! Written by Lionsgate

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The legend comes to life. See more »


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27 November 1985 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the elves is named "Dooley". That is the maiden name of the mother of David Huddleston, who plays Santa. See more »

Goofs

When Cornelia leaves the plate of food outside for Joe the can of Coke is positioned so the word "Coke" is showing. When Joe picks up the plate moments later the can has turned to show the words "Coca-Cola" in cursive on the other side of the can. See more »

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Ancient Elf: Now, all those within the sound of my voice, and all those on this Earth everywhere know that henceworth you will be called Santa Claus.
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Featured in Santa Claus: The Making of the Movie (1985) See more »

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It's Christmas Again
by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse
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A magical movie
4 December 2004 | by (Central Scotland) – See all my reviews

I don't care who you are, this movie is a fun and magical experience for all ages. The actors are superb in their roles and their songs and characters will win your heart.

This movie may have been filmed almost 20 years ago but it still carries the message today that it did then. That Christmas should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of creed, colour or persuasion. I defy anyone, who actually HAS a heart, not to like this movie. I first saw it when I was 3 years old and to this day, I have watched it every year thereafter on Christmas eve.

To me, this film holds the very feeling of Christmas. All you need do is watch it. And no matter where you are, no matter what time of year it is, from start to finish...

it's Christmas.


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