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The Santa Clause (1994)

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

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Storyline

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

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11 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Santa Cláusula  »

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Box Office

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

For one week in November 1994, Tim Allen had the #1 movie at the box office (this movie), the #1 rated television show (Home Improvement (1991)), and the #1 New York Times best-selling book ("Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man"). See more »

Goofs

Judy mentions to Santa (Scott Calvin) when he first visits the North Pole that she is 'seeing someone in wrapping', however, none of the presents that are pulled out of Santa's sack are wrapped, which begs the question - what is the wrapping department doing? Are they understaffed? Or did Judy, with full knowledge that at the time know that Santa had no understanding of the structure of the North Pole workplace, just lie to give him the brushoff? See more »

Quotes

Scott Calvin: [flying away in the sleigh] Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! And when I wake up in the morning, I'm getting a CAT scan!
[laughs]
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bells of Christmas
Written and Performed by Loreena McKennitt
Courtesy of Quinlan Road and Warner Music Canada
Arranged by Michael Convertino, Conrad Pope, and John Neufeld
Produced by Michael Convertino
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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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