Divorcé 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 walking through the hallway at the North Pole - Santa, Charlie, and the group of elves pause and "dance" .... Charlie does the opposite arm, than the rest of the group. See more »
In the film's universe, Santa Claus is a real person who brings presents to children every Christmas. But throughout the film, adults express that they do not believe in Santa Claus and are shocked to discover that he's real. No explanation is provided as to where the adults think the extra presents under their Christmas trees have been coming from. See more »
[Scott and Charlie in the sleigh pull up next to a delivery driver]
So, uh, we just go straight down this road and we'll hit I-94?
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When aired on most television channels, the phone number that Laura gives to Scott is changed from 1-800-SPANKME to 1-800-POUND. See more »
I just saw this movie again after a few years away. It's an entertaining film. Tim Allen is essentially Tim Taylor in a Santa suit (it's a good thing he can live forever off "Home Improvement" residuals because he'll never be known for his range). But he fits the bill here, as a businessman slowly being transformed into St Nick despite desperate attempts not to. The only thing about it that bugged me was the way Santa was offed in the beginning-can Santa really die from falling off a roof? And wouldn't they be just a little bummed out at the North Pole-after all, Santa just got bumped off!! It seems like that could have been handled a little better, but overall a good Christmas movie, even with an attractive kid who doesn't make you want to go screaming from the room
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