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Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed, Father Christmas.
Stirring parable about obesity, food addiction, white man's guilt, sweat shops and child labour.
Part Twenty of A Very Merry Christmas Challenge
I'm not usually a fan of divorce in film. I've never personally experienced it, but in cinema, it's mainly shown unrealistically and contrived in the movies. While I cannot speak for the accuracy for The Santa Clause, I've found the exploration of separated families in this film to be quite well-done, if not wonderfully handled. Of course, the actual story is the main focus, and it still works after all these years. The atmosphere is beautiful, and I'll admit, I let out a tear or two every time.
"My weenie whistle!"
Man, do I ever despise Neil. Everything about him.
I mean, he stopped believing in Santa when he was three!
This was such a fun blast from the past, a movie that I watched countless times as a kid, no matter what time of year. I still had some of the lines memorized. From fantastic work (and now noticed all the one-liners) from Tim Allen, Bernard (David Krumholtz), Judy (Paige Tamada), the hot mom Laura (Wendy Crewson), and the great little kid Charlie (Eric Lloyd) who almost gets too whiny at times but overall pretty great. Did anyone else want to go into those other rooms at the North Pole like I did? The Ballroom?! The Candy Room!? C'mon! Also, the effects were very much dated but didn't take away from the fun & nostalgia.
"The Rose Suchak Ladder Company - just like the poem!"
... that's awesome.
Bernard is still the coolest.
Presenting Tim Allen at the peak of his career, The Santa Clause uses Allen's brand of snark and sarcasm to full effect within the frame work of a family holiday picture with a really unique concept. Scott Calvin is a high-powered toy company executive who excels at business, but sucks at family. When his son comes to spend Christmas Eve with him, the boy is less then enthused. That is, until Calvin accidentally causes Santa Claus's death and has to fill in for the big guy himself.
The Santa Clause is a holiday staple for my family and I, we've watched it ever since it came out and rarely have we passed a holiday season without screening it. As such,…
Though it is not the greatest of holiday films, John Pasquin's "The Santa Clause" proves that a charismatic lead actor, some genuine warmth, and a dose of Christmas cheer can go a long way. A surprise hit in 1994, the Disney production has earned a place in the pantheon of favorite Christmas films and is a tried and true family pleaser.
When Tim Allen's Scott Calvin and his son witness the untimely demise of Santa Clause, Calvin is pressed into service to become the next Santa. This admittedly dark sounding premise gives way to a light and humorous story that deftly targets the family audience. The sweetness is rarely sacharine, and the film has heart enough to fill a sleigh.…
classic Santa film
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I just realized that in the workplace scene, the waiter is from Elf and the boss is from Home Alone.
A fun and heartwarming Christmas comedy.
It's light holiday fluff. There's no way a grown man or woman could possibly buy into some of the character decisions & end results, but kids will love it. It holds the magic & goodness & imagination of a child & their view of Christmas.
Tim Allen is fantastic and there's some really good stuff in the first half hour. This movie helped shape my idea of Christmas as a child. Like holiday music in a department store, it's comforting, atmospheric background noise.
Remains a holiday fave for me. Not at the top of the list, but a mist watch each year.
Charlie is a little bitch
Never forget the 1-800-SPANK-ME line cut from DVD release.
Aside from a general sense of production-side cheapness and an overabundance of middle-class yuletide cliche, 'The Santa Clause' succeeds in being a piece of Christmas escapism thanks to its imaginative concept and square focus on a kid audience.
Favorite Christmas movie trilogy!!!
I love love Christmas and Christmas movies!!
Movies set at, around or a scene at Christmas.
I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…