The Santa Clause

Synopsis: Divorcee 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?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): John Pasquin
Production: Buena Vista Distribution Compa
  2 wins & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
57
Rotten Tomatoes:
74%
PG
Year:
1994
97 min
1,343 Views


Ho-ho-ho! | Merry Christmas!

Hey, guys!

- Ho! Merry Christmas. | - Thanks. | - Hey!

Ladies and gentlemen, | can I have your attention?

This has been our best year ever | thanks to Do-lt-All-For-You-Dolly.

A-And I think we should give | a special thanks to the people...

responsible for our | record-breaking sales,

our Midwest marketing | and distribution team,

- Scott Calvin and Susan Perry! | - Yeah!

Let's hear it for 'em! | Come on!

Susan, darling, come on up here. | Aren't they adorable?

Say a few words.

Thank you very much. | This was really a team effort,

and I would just want to thank | every one of you individually--

But we don't have time | for that, do we?

In all seriousness, | um, here at B&R Toys,

we're not just about makin' | a profit in quality toys.

We're also about families.

But our families aren't | here with us right now.

Which is probably why Johnson's | secretary is sittin' in his lap.

You guys have a great party, | have a great year.

Drive safe. | Thanks very much.

Aren't they wonderful?

Laura, I was hopin' to catch you | before you'd left your house.

I ran real late today. You wouldn't | believe the traffic out here.

Yeah, same to you! | And that's not very ladylike!

Anyway, I'll try to get | to my house as soon as I can.

Oh, there's the problem right there.

Three car pile-up. | I'm really gonna be late.

Hark, carol bells, sweet silver bells | All seem to sing throw cares away

Christmas is here bringing good cheer | To young and old, meek and the bold

Ding dong and dong, balance in song | Ring joyful ring, all caroling

One seems to hear words of good cheer | from everywhere filling the air

Oh, how they pound, raising the sound | go hand in hand calling in the town

Gaily they ring while people sing | songs of good cheer, Christmas is here

Merry, merry, merry | merry Christmas

Merry, merry, merry | merry Christmas

On we will sing, dawn with a hymn | Angel will come to every home

Hark, carol bells, sweet silver bells | All seem to sing throw cares away

Hark, carol bells, sweet silver bells | one seems to hear words of good cheer

From everywhere, filling the air | Oh, how they pound, raising the sound

Go hand in hand | Calling in the town

Gaily they ring while people sing | songs of good cheer, Christmas is here

Merry, merry, merry | merry Christmas

Merry, merry, merry | merry Christmas

On we will sing, dawn with a hymn | Angel will come to every home

On we will sing, dawn with a hymn | Angel will come to every home

Ding dong ding

Dong

All right. Let's go.

- Bye, Charlie. | - Bye, Neal.

- Oh, sorry I'm late. Hi. | - Hi.

- Did you want to come in for a minute? | - Neal's waiting in the car, so--

- Why doesn't he come in? | - 'Cause, Daddy, he says you'll | just end up saying something snotty.

Not necessarily. Could be rude | or sarcastic. Whatever it takes.

- See? I gotta go. Here. | - Oh, come on. Come on.

Christmas Eve. | Just for a minute.

Watch those steps. | They're real slippery.

- Ooh! | - Told ya.

- So-- | - Well--

- You goin' to your mom's for dinner? | - Actually, we're gonna be | with Neal's family.

Ah, Christmas at the pound.

There aren't that many | presents over there.

Well, that's because | Santa isn't here yet.

Neal doesn't believe | in Santa.

Well, Neal's head | comes to a point.

-He's smart. He's a doctor. | -He's not a doctor. He's a psychiatrist.

Take your coat off. | You're stickin' around, aren't ya?

I'll be right there. | Just a sec.

- I just want to-- | - Did that jerk tell Charlie | there was no Santa Claus?

What? No. Oh, Charlie came home | from school the other day in tears,

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