“The Santa Clause” was released in 1994. It stars Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Peter Boyle, and Jayne Eastwood.
To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers.
This movie is about Scott Calvin, a toy executive who is most likely on the naughty list. He and his wife, Laura, are divorced. She is remarried to Neal. Scott and Laura have a son, Charlie. Charlie is spending Christmas Eve with his father Scott. When they hear a noise on their roof and Scott goes outside to investigate, he inadvertently makes Santa fall off his roof. To humor Charlie, he puts on the suit and the reindeer start pulling them in the sleigh. Scott delivers the toys until the reindeer take them to the North Pole where Scott finds out that by putting on the suit, he became the new Santa.
Charlie believes it all but Scott doesn’t. He develops an affinity for sweets, keeps gaining weight rapidly, and his Santa beard grows immediately back after shaving. Eventually Scott realizes this is real. This causes Laura and Neal to take custody of Charlie but Scott takes him to the North Pole. After a police search and a big adventure, Scott brings Charlie home where Laura and Neal realize he really is Santa.
What’s special about this movie? It has all the magic of Christmas and Santa that you would want. It also gave us the line, “Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing.” We get to see a magical and beautiful North Pole.
Charlie is like the wonderful thread woven through the movie. His belief in Santa and that his dad has become Santa never waivers. It doesn’t matter what he is told. He holds solid in his belief. It’s that belief we all had as children. When I was told there was no Santa, I refused to believe it. There’s a part of me that still believes in Santa. Believing in magic, love, hope, and goodness can’t be bad.
The movie also has plenty of humor to go with the drama and heart. It’s a wonderful movie for families. It’s got things for everyone to be entertained. I’ve seen it countless times and I still enjoy it. I’ll be adding blog entries about parts 2 and 3.
If you haven’t seen it, I hope you give it a try. If you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie. Happy Viewing!
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