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
According to the "Making Of" TV show Tim Allen was miserable while shooting this film. It was shot in the summer in a non-air conditioned building. When he was in full costume with the "fat suit", the facial prosthetics, the beard and the Santa suit he was so hot he had to take frequent breaks to cool off. When he got too warm he would occasionally forget about the children who were playing elves and start cursing. On top of that the Santa suit rubbed his neck and caused him to develop a painful rash. See more »
When Scott takes the card from the previous Santa, two of his left fingers are near the bottom center of the card. In the next shot, a close-up, these same fingers are on a corner of the card. See more »
Good God, your weight! What happened?
Bee sting. Evidently I'm allergic. It almost killed me. But, the guy at the emergency room said that eventually the swelling will go down. I hope.
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i liked this movie ever since i was little..it was funny and it had a lot of fantasy and good acting by all the people that played in it...it had comedy, fantasy and it was just a good movie to watch for christmas, or any time of the year!
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