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The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause
Tim Allen and Eric Lloyd

Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: November 11, 1994 Released by: Walt Disney Pictures

Tim Allen discovers the consequences of putting on Santa's suit after Santa falls off of his roof. The Santa Clause literally makes him the Santa Claus.

What initially appears as a silly script develops quite well into a story of Santa, kids and families with some feeling. It is also a comedy kids will love.

Allen's comic eccentricity fits the part very well. He is a silly weak father to his son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd). Their relationship begins to turn around when the bizarre twist of fate transforms Allen into Santa.

During the year following his assumption of his new role, Allen begins to gain weight, grow a white beard and memorize the names of all the children in the world.

The script has an explanation for how Santa gets down chimneys and how fireplaces are created where there are none. One hundred twenty-five kids from all national origins play the elves and the secret of Santa's workshop is explained; it is under the surface at the North Pole and hidden from sight.

Allen brings a new classic Christmas hit to the screen just in time for the holiday season.

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