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When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

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Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas... then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he's taken to the North Pole and informed by a group who claim they're elves that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad's new job, though Scott's convinced it's a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food... Now he's accepted it, there's just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family? Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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Scott Calvin must become Santa. No if or ands...Just one big butt. See more »


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Rated PG for a few crude moments | See all certifications »

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11 November 1994 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,650,123 (UK) (15 December 1995)

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£6,300,494 (UK) (19 January 1996)
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When Scott and Charlie arrive at the North Pole, the code that the elf enters into the pole for entry is 1239. See more »

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When Laura comes to pick up Charlie at Scott's house, Scott is wearing only pajamas and his feet are bare. When he runs outside just before Charlie leaves, he is wearing boots. See more »

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Charlie: My dad is Santa Clause.
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References Bonkers (1993) See more »

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A Great Holiday Movie, One That I Can Watch Over & Over Throughout The Whole Year.
20 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Santa Clause (1994)

This movie is a holiday classic. Tim Allen is really funny, and the movie is non stop entertaining and fun. This is one movie that I can watch over and over without getting bored, at any time of the year. Simply a holiday classic. Great for the family. 10/10!


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