Holiday Film Series: THE SANTA CLAUSE

Watch Trailer Director: John Pasquin
Writer(s): Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick
Cast: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd and David Krumholtz

This holiday comedy offers a new take on the story of Santa Claus and features the first big screen performance of comedian Tim Allen. It follows the exploits of Scott Calvin, a divorced advertising executive sharing custody of his son with his ex-wife, who finds himself legally roped into becoming the new Santa Claus after he dons the Jolly One’s suit and accepts his business card. When Scott tells of his plight, his ex-wife immediately sues for full-time custody of their son Charlie. Charlie knows the truth, for he was with his dad when it all happened. Will they be able to convince the court that Scott is indeed Santa?

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Running Time: 97 Minutes97 MIN
PG Rated

Balances the sugar with the spice, which Allen sprinkles on just right.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post