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The Santa Clause (Movie Review)
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If, like most parents, you start to stammer when you’re asked the eternal question about Santa, then this is the movie for you.

Fresh and funny, The Santa Clause was released in 1994 to rave reviews, and with its sequel out this year, it’s a movie worth revisiting.

Tim Allen plays advertising executive Scott Calvin who has the unfortunate experience of frightening Santa Claus off the roof of his home on Christmas. One thing leads to another and Scott heads to the North Pole where he discovers he must replace Santa Claus -- as duly stated in the ‘Santa Clause’.

Of course he doesn’t believe it, but just when you think Christmas is over, he decides to take on the job as a way to salvage his relationship with his son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd).

The real fun begins watching Scott transform into Santa -- belly, beard and all. While the North Pole is a paradise come true for any kid -- or kid at heart -- it deserves watching a couple of times just to catch all the nuances. There’s even something for mechanical buffs in the super-suped up Santa’s sleigh.

The Santa Clause may not have all the whoosh-bang of The Grinch, or the hilarity of A Christmas Story, but the story is endearing and is funny where it’s supposed to be. Scott and Charlie’s relationship grows, and more importantly, all those questions are answered.

If you’re DVD compatible, the DVD includes a ‘Fly Santa’s Sleigh’ game, a DVD-ROM advent calendar, elf training and holiday recipes.

Great for the whole family, if you haven’t seen it, now is the time as the sequel promises to hold more laughs and another twist on the ‘Clause’
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I love watching this over and over again. Has anyone noticed the elves appearing even before Scott becomes Santa? In the shop window as Scott drives home form work Christmas Eve, leaving Denny's as Scott and Charlie take a seat, and then as Scott battles to believe in himself in Charlie's classroom and at Charlie's soccer game.
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Virgina, thanks for pointing that out, I have The Santa Clause 1 & 2.
I will have to keep my eyes peeled to take note of those times when they appeared, that's very keen of you to notice those little ones.
I truly enjoy both of the films.
The sets, the costumes, the characters, it's just a great film all around.
It always makes me tear up.
And they just make me all cozy and make me laugh, Tim Allen is just too funny in these films!
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I love to look for the special effects the director and scriptwriter have incorporated for our pleasure.

Look for the shadow across the wet road when the first Santa arrives on Scott's roof.
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I love to look for the special effects the director and scriptwriter have incorporated for our pleasure.

Look for the shadow across the wet road when the first Santa arrives on Scott's roof.




Oooh.....the shadow......hmmmm interesting. I will have to take note of that as well. What is wrong with me I usually have an eye for little details like this. I'm going to have to sharpen my skills up again.
I think I will watch this movie in a couple of weeks. Then I will continue this conversation.
Thanks for the tip!
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