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The Santa ClauseDivorcee 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?Keywords:
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Directors of "The Santa Clause"John PasquinBirthdate: 8 June 1945
Creators of "The Santa Clause"Leo BenvenutiBirthdate: 8 February 1923, Florence, Tuscany, ItalySteve Rudnick
Critic Reviews of "The Santa Clause"Seattle TimesDecember 06, 2013
This is Allen's movie debut, and it's easy to see why his show is a ratings smash. There's an effortless quality to his humor, but it's also got a quietly urgent edge to it.Orlando SentinelDecember 06, 2013
I was surprised to find The Santa Clause rather easier to take than anticipated.Philadelphia InquirerDecember 06, 2013
Like most modern fantasies, The Santa Clause isn't very clear about the rules governing Scott's new powers.New YorkerDecember 06, 2013
Tim Allen's talent for dry regular-guyness fails to kindle Disney's sappy big-screen Yule log.TIME MagazineDecember 06, 2013
You can get the same emotional and imaginative kick staying home and rereading your Christmas cards.Los Angeles TimesDecember 06, 2013
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.South Florida Sun-SentinelDecember 06, 2013
A funny, warm and inventive Christmas film that proves seeing is not believing -- believing is seeing.Philadelphia Daily NewsDecember 06, 2013
Is it just me, or is this whole idea on the sick side? Imagine how uncomfortable this jolly little yarn would be for divorced parents and their children.Radio TimesDecember 06, 2013
Tim Allen made his feature debut in this engaging yuletide comedy, which is likely to appeal to the whole family and brims over with plenty of good ideas.People MagazineDecember 06, 2013
This is the most playfully amusing, inventive new cinematic Christmas fable in several decades.Baltimore SunDecember 06, 2013
Allen's foray into the real world after his transformation begins is the funniest part of the movie.Empire MagazineDecember 04, 2012
Allen's schtick is a jabbermouth know-it-all.
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