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The Santa Clause

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John Pasquin

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About the Movie

Scott Calvin, is a divorced father whose strained relationship with his son Charlie, begins to mend only after a bizarre twist of fate transforms him into the new Santa. When the current Mr. Claus falls off the roof on Christmas eve, Scott dons Santa's suit, and he and his son are whisked off to the North Pole. There he meets Bernard the head elf, who tells him about the clause, a contract stating that whoever puts on the santa suit must also take on all the responsibilities that go with the position. Scott isn't too thrilled about his sudden career change. Charlie, however, is overjoyed. Over the next 12 months Scott gains an enormous amount of weight and sprouts a full white beard. Though he fights the inevitable, when Christmas eve arrives Scott and Charlie, eight reindeer and the Elf Swat Team strive to make believers of all of us, and in the events that follow, it becomes clear that Scott indeed is the real Santa.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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75%
  • Reviews Counted: 53
  • Fresh: 40
  • Rotten: 13
  • Average Rating: 6.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Home Improvement fans will find plenty of laughs and may even consent to going to this movie with their little brothers and sisters. – Patricia S. McCormick, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: You can get the same emotional and imaginative kick staying home and rereading your Christmas cards. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Dec 6, 2013

Fresh: This is a hip, likable spin on the seasonal icon told with a deft mixture of comedy and sentimentality. – Leonard Klady, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: All of the film's technical and creative contributions are top-notch, but as it should be, it's the people who win us over. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Dec 6, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Great Christmas Story!

I love this movie it is really funny. Its about a working father who becomes santa and at the same time comes closer to his family. Really great for all ages!!

great movie!

this is one of my all time favorite christmas movies! its so funny and such a cute movie that the whole family can enjoy! 5+++++!!!

Great Family Chirstmas Movie!

This is a great family Christmas movie! My family loves to watch it together every December. It has a great plot, acting, characters, and is very funny! It tells the story of Scott Calvin (Tim Allan) who is divorced and is busy with work. On Christmas Eve, his son Charlie (who is staying over) hears a noise on the roof and has his dad go check out what is causing it. When Scott sees a stranger on his roof, he yells at him, and the man falls down hard, but only to Scott's surprise, it was Santa Clause! Scott must take up the job as Santa, and though reluctant at first, he fills the role quite nicely. I think that this is definately worth buying, one that both adults and children will love. Five stars, definately!

The Santa Clause
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1994

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