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
The dance that Tim Allen does during the montage before his second Christmas Eve was improvised and done in one take. The Director kept it because it was so good. See more »
When Scott is at the North Pole for the first time, he is given a cookie. As Bernard talks about the card and reads it, the cookie is alternately bitten/whole with Scott never having taken a bite. See more »
[on the phone with his ex-wife while driving on an empty road, making up an excuse for his tardiness to meeting her and their son]
I ran real late today. You wouldn't BELIEVE the traffic out here.
[honks his horn, and pretends to yell out to the street]
Hey, same to you! And that's not very ladylike!
[back to his wife]
Oh, there's a problem right there: three car pile-up. I'm really gonna be late.
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