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

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Christian Fitzpatrick ...
Joe
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Dooley
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Puffy
Melvyn Hayes ...
Goober
Don Estelle ...
Groot
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Santa Claus: The Movie  »

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

All the toys made and bought for the Santa's workshop scenes were donated to children's charities for Christmas after shooting was complete. 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 »

Quotes

Santa Claus: Don't you know who I am?
Joe: Sure, you're a nut.
Santa Claus: I'm Santa Claus.
Joe: Right, and I'm the tooth fairy.
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Connections

Referenced in Barry Norman's Christmas Movie Quiz (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Christmas Eve
by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse
Sung by Aled Jones
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An amazing film!
1 November 2003 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Personally, I love this film! I've gone out of my way to buy myself acopy from America (as its not being produced anymore)

I think its a lovely film for kids and adults of all ages. I watch it every year on christmas eve. The story is simple and easy to follow, no complicated names/locations, just a good film!

Get yourself a copy. I know eBay regularly stock it!

One to watch 10/10

Matt


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