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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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The adventures of a divorced father who has to care for his son on Christmas. As everybody knows these days are always full of surprises... Written by Volker Boehm

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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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Trivia

The role of Scott Calvin/Santa Claus was written with Bill Murray in mind. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, when Scott Calvin has fully become Santa, he begins to make his rounds during the following Christmas. Legend has it that Santa only comes in the middle of the night after children are asleep, with references made alluding to this early in the movie. However, at the time Santa is arrested, he is shown delivering presents in what appears to be early to mid evening, with adults and children milling around the streets, still dressed and not in pajamas, and a fair amount of traffic on the streets. See more »

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Scott Calvin: Johnny, naughty. Gary, nice.
[Sees a beautiful woman]
Scott Calvin: Veronica, very nice.
Veronica: In your dreams, sleigh boy.
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Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Written by J. Fred Coots And Haven Gillespie
Performed by The Chipmunks
Courtesy of EMI Records, USA, a division of ERG
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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A touching, light-hearted Christmas story
6 December 2003 | by (Harrisburg, PA) – See all my reviews

"The Santa Clause" isn't laugh out loud, roll on the floor comedy; it isn't old-fashioned "It's a Wonderful Life," romance. Nope. It's an original '90s style Christmas story that tugs at your heart strings, and reminds you that we were all kids once. It reminds you of those days when you dreamt of Santa... when you stood in line waiting to sit on the jolly elf's lap... your knees shaking... as you tried to memorize what you were going to ask Santa. Anyone who isn't touched by this movie should look for the little boy or girl inside, and remember the Christmas Eves when you listened for the clatter of reindeer hooves on the roof. If you have no such memories, you may not understand this movie. Thumbs up to Tim Allen and Judge Reinhold! Thanks for the happy tears!


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