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
When Scott Calvin is ending his first run as Santa, his "Ho Ho Ho!" is done just like the Tim Taylor signature grunt. See more »
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 »
I'll ship the list to your house.
You know, the list.
He's making a list...
Checkin' it twice!
Gonna find out who's naughty or nice!
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In the same version, the part where Scott says "Where the hell did this come from?" after banging into the ladder was edited. See more »
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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