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The Santa Clause (1994)

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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 Anonymous

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What if your dad was Santa Claus? 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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Santa Clause  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,650,123 (UK) (15 December 1995)

Gross:

$144,833,357 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two Disney Christmas movies starring one of the stars of Home Improvement (1991). The other being Johnathan Taylor Thomas in I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998). See more »

Goofs

During Scott Calvin's first year as Santa, he visits Sarah, the little girl. She is clearly missing her two front teeth. She wants him to drink the milk but he says he is lactose intolerant. The next year she leaves him soy milk, and when she speaks she is still missing her two front teeth. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: [to his father, Scott] I'm fine, Dad. Think about those kids! You're Santa! We were up in the North Pole!
Scott Calvin: Charile... I don't know.
Charlie: What do you mean you don't know?
Dr. Neil Miller: Charlie... listen...
Charlie: YOU listen! You think you know what he is... You *DON'T*!
Laura: Charlie... You're confused.
Charlie: I know exactly who he is.
Dr. Neil Miller: [firmly] Charile... HE is NOT Santa!
Charlie: [whining; desperate] HE IS TOO SANTA! We went up to the North Pole. I saw it! We met the Head Elf, Bernard. He knew everything!
[turns to Scott]
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Referenced in Last Man Standing: Gift of the Wise Man (2015) See more »

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Oh Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz (uncredited)
Arranged by John Neufeld
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funny..imaginative...good
24 November 2002 | by (washington) – See all my reviews

i liked this movie ever since i was little..it was funny and it had a lot of fantasy and good acting by all the people that played in it...it had comedy, fantasy and it was just a good movie to watch for christmas, or any time of the year!


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