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Directed by John Pasquin
  • Tim Allen
  • Judge Reinhold
  • Wendy Crewson
  • Eric Lloyd
  • David Krumholtz
Screenplay by
  • Leo Benvenuti
  • Steve Rudnick
Genre Comedy, Family, Drama


UK Release Date 8th December 1995


After Scott (Tim Allen) accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, him and his son (Eric Lloyd) are magically transported to the North Pole. An elf (David Krumholtz) then explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives.

Is The Plot Interesting?

I think that this movie using the idea that anyone can become Santa Claus was really smart and is what makes The Santa Clause unique and special. I enjoyed watching Scott Calvin turn into Santa Claus.


Is The Acting Good?

Tim Allen does a great job at differentiating the two characters: Scott Calvin and Santa Claus. Because anyone who has seen the movie will know that these two characters are very different.

Is The Directing Good?

The Santa Clause was one of John Pasquin’s first movies and what a good job he did at setting up the trilogy. I really enjoyed his directing style; it went well with the movie’s tone.


Is The Cinematography Good?

Much like the directing, the cinematography links well with the tone and style of the movie. It might not have the biggest impact on the movie but it does do exactly what it needs to do.

Is It Worth Watching?

Overall, The Santa Clause is an enjoyable Christmas movie that brings lots of laughs and Christmas spirit to the festive season. It is the perfect movie to get you in mood for Christmas!


The Santa Clause: In putting on the suit and entering the sleigh, the wearer waives any and all right to any previous identity, real or implied, and fully accepts the duties and responsibilities of Santa Claus, in perpetuity to which some time the wearer becomes unable to do so, by either accident or design.

– David Krumholtz as Bernard