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 zoo where Scott talks to Charlie is actually the Toronto Zoo in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. See more »
Near the end of the film, as the SWAT team surrounds the house, you can see one team member slip near the front steps and the snow "buckles" revealing itself to be a blanket and not real, or even fake, snow flakes. See more »
[assuming that he's Santa, sees Scott take celery off of a plate left out for him, but neglect the milk right by it]
Sarah the Little Girl:
You're supposed to drink the milk.
Look, I am lactose intolerant! And I'm just about this close to taking all those presents back up the chimney.
[bites on his celery stick, and under his breath, mocks Sarah]
You're supposed to drink the milk!
[she opens her eyes after hearing what he said]
Shut your eyes!
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THE SANTA CLAUSE, in my opinion, is an absolutely hilarious Christmas flick! I thought that Scott (Tim Allen) was a very funny guy, although he wasn't very jolly when he was first recruited to be the new Santa. Even so, I laughed really hard when he said, "Yeah, same to you, and that's not very ladylike," "Nice teeth," and, "It felt like 'AMERICA'S MOST WANTED!'" I also laughed when he imitated cats and dogs fighting. Oh, man, those parts were funny! Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say, "Tim Allen has scored huge!" Now, in conclusion, if you are a fan of Tim Allen, and you haven't this absolutely hilarious Christmas flick, I highly recommend it, that is, if you haven't seen it.
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