Santa Claus

Synopsis: This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves in the North Pole and becomes Santa Claus. But when Santa's eager-to-please elf Patch leaves the North Pole for the big streets of New York City, he becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon's plans to take over Christmas. And so begins Santa's adventure - to rescue his faithful elf and to save Christmas for all the children of the world!
Director(s): Jeannot Szwarc
Production: TriStar Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min


Every Christmas Eve

we are part of a miracle

every girl and boy

shares the joy

if they believe

you can share it too

just believe in the miracle

you will carry joy with you

every Christmas Eve

In a certain time,

in a certain land,

once there lived

and once there was...

A magic kingdom

at the top of the world.

If a traveler came

to that cold, freezing place,

and no traveler ever did,

all he would see

would be ice.

Mountains of ice and snow.

But on certain nights, when the stars

of the sky shined like jewels,

a wonderful light

appeared in the heavens;

and then many lights,

all the colors of the rainbow;

and some colors

never seen before.

Way on top,

the north star sparkled.

And suddenly, the ice

mountains cracked open...

And beautiful, beautiful

lights pierced the sky,

and then, out came

the vendegums.

Hundreds of them, all in their

bright-colored clothes.


what's a vendegum?

A vendegum? Those

are the little men...

Who live in

the ice mountains,

way at

the top of the world,

under the north star.

Some of them are

even littler than you.

This is the same story

she told last year.

Oh, when's he coming?

When's he gonna get here?

The road from the village

must be blocked.

Even those reindeer of his

couldn't make it through.

Wouldn't be Christmas without him, though,

would it? He hasn't missed one yet.

It's them! Here they come!

All right. Everybody back.

Everybody back, everybody back.

- What did you bring? What did I get?

- Wait.

Don't I hear

something first?

Happy Christmas,

Uncle claus!

All right. All right. Here, for you.

And you. Thank you!

Cutting wood all day

for the whole village.

It's enough

to exhaust any man.

How does he find time

to make all those things?

He makes time.

What can I tell you?

It gives him pleasure.

Little else.

For you.

Just for you.

What is it?

A vendegum.

Just as I was

telling you.

You can't see your hand in front of your

face out there. You won't get through.

My reindeer, donner and blitzen,

can get through anything.

Come along, Anya.

We must hurry.

More children need their toys on

the other side of the forest.

'Bye, dear.




Did you see their faces

when they saw the toys?

Ah, yes. They love their

Uncle claus, huh?

Come on, blitzen.

Pull harder!

The children

are waiting!

Come on, donner.

Don't drag your hooves.

Hurry along, now.

You can do it, boy.

Come on!

I can't find it, Anya.

I can't find the road.

- Where are we?

Come on, boys.

Don't slow up now!



Go! Come on!


- Come on, blitzen.

Come on, my good boys.

Donner! Now listen!

Over there,

there's food and warmth...

And a bed

and straw and hay...

And everything a smart team

of reindeer would like!

Here is where

you freeze to death.

Now, come on, my good boys!

Come on!

Claus, come back.

I can't see you.

Oh, my God.


Anya! Anya!

Anya. Oh, my God. Anya! Anya!

Anya, please!


They're here.


It's them. Vendegum.

The little people?

We prefer to be called

elves, if you don't mind.

- You-you--

- I'm the one called dooley.

- We've been expecting you.

- Expecting us?

For a long, long time.

We almost gave up hope!

Where are we?

- Home.

- No, no, no. Our home is far from--

look at that! Let's go.

Not anymore.

This is your home now.

W-what does he mean?

Uh, you don't understand.

We live in a village far away from

this one. Blow! Bits of old ropes,


runner connectors.

This is unbelievable!

See I'm gonna have

a lot to teach him.


Hi, there.

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David Newman

David Newman (February 4, 1937 – June 27, 2003) was an American screenwriter. From the late 1960s through the early 1980s he frequently collaborated with Robert Benton. He was married to fellow writer Leslie Newman, with whom he had two children, until the time of his death. He died in 2003 of conditions from a stroke. more…

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