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
Richard Gere and Steve Guttenberg were considered for the role of Scott Calvin/Santa Claus. See more »
When Scott Calvin runs outside in his pajamas when Charlie's mom picks up Charlie, the car they pull away in has Alberta plates. See more »
How do reindeer fly? They don't have any wings.
That's from "Peter Pan", Dad.
Whatever. Their, uh, antlers given them - you know, there's a slipstream effect - the air go - they move fa - they're weightless.
But if Santa's so fat, how does he get down the chimneys?
He sucks it in like Grandpa.
What about people who don't have fireplaces? How does he get into their house?
Charlie, sometimes believing in something means you... means you just believe ...
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The UK VHS removed the end-credits song "Christmas Will Return" and replaced it with a version of "Jingle Bells" performed by Yello. This might be the case for all European prints. See more »
"The Santa Clause" isn't laugh out loud, roll on the floor comedy; it isn't old-fashioned "It's a Wonderful Life," romance. Nope. It's an original '90s style Christmas story that tugs at your heart strings, and reminds you that we were all kids once. It reminds you of those days when you dreamt of Santa... when you stood in line waiting to sit on the jolly elf's lap... your knees shaking... as you tried to memorize what you were going to ask Santa. Anyone who isn't touched by this movie should look for the little boy or girl inside, and remember the Christmas Eves when you listened for the clatter of reindeer hooves on the roof. If you have no such memories, you may not understand this movie. Thumbs up to Tim Allen and Judge Reinhold! Thanks for the happy tears!
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