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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)

Opening Weekend:

£3,650,123 (UK) (15 December 1995)

Gross:

£6,300,494 (UK) (19 January 1996)
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Trivia

The ladder that appears to help Scott and Charlie get to the roof was made by the "Rose Suchak Ladder Co.", a reference to a question Charlie had asked about the line "There arose such a clatter" from the famous poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (The Night Before Christmas). See more »

Goofs

When Scott Calvin runs outside in his pajamas when Charlie's Mom picks up Charlie, the car they pull away in has Alberta plates. See more »

Quotes

Scott Calvin: [yelling out to his ex-wife in her car driving away from his house] It was a dream! Stuff like that doesn't happen! It was a dream! Come on! I don't even wear pajamas! Normally I sleep naked! BUCK naked! Ha!
[suddenly embarrassed, to a woman walking down his sidewalk]
Scott Calvin: Good morning, Mrs. McCoy, Mary Katherine.
Mrs. McCoy: Eyes front, Mary Katherine.
Scott Calvin: Sometimes, boxer shorts. You know.
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A Christmas favorite
8 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember the first time I saw the trailer for The Santa Clause. It was during the previews for The Lion King. As soon as the camera panned up from the snow globe to reveal Tim Allen, all the people in the theater began to laugh. This is a great, wholesome, funny flick that grown-ups and kidlets both can enjoy. Tim Allen was perfect to play the dad who becomes Santa, and I love when he burned the roast! I also thought the actor who played Bernard the elf was very funny and stole every scene he was in. And I especially enjoyed Judge Reinhold's turn as Neal Miller. I love the scene where he finally gets the hot dog whistle he'd wanted since he was a kid! Great holiday fun!


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