In 1994, Tim Allen started to do a movie called The Santa Clause. Now it was cute and everyone enjoyed it and it has become a staple for the holiday season. Tim Allen plays a toy rep named Scott Calvin and he will become Santa. He and his boy Charlie have a ball with this movie.
OK, so Tim Allen comes out with two other movies to make a nice little package of Santa Clause movies. All three have become favorites to watch over some hot chocolate during the holidays. The following is a brief list of the three and what they are all about.I hope you can take the time this holiday season to watch them and enjoy the magic of what Santa is all about. At least from Tim Allen's perspective. Merry Christmas.
The Santa Clause (1994) - Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) is a businessman. He is such a good businessman, he has little time for anything else. As a matter of fact, he was supposed to pick up his son for the Holiday but was too busy. So his ex-wife Laura Miller (Wendy Crewson) had to bring his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) to his house that night. Now Charlie is a good kid and there is no reason why Scott should neglect him other than he just doesn't want to take the time.
Now the two were to sit down and enjoy a turkey dinner until Scott burned it. So it was off to the local diner to eat a processed turkey dinner. Eh, it's food sort of. Anyway, later that night when both Scott and Charlie were asleep they heard this thud outside the house. When they go out what do they but Santa Claus and he is not doing so well. Now Santa ask Scott to finish his route. What Scott doesn't know that if you put the suit on then you become Santa Claus. You see that's why they call it the The Santa Clause.
Scott and Charlie finish the route and Scott tells the reindeer to go home. They do to the North Pole. When they arrive at the North Pole, they are met by Bernard the Elf (David Krumholtz). Bernard is like the head Elf and he grills Scott about what happened to the old Santa. When Bernard hears the story he informs Scott that he is now the new Santa.
Scott thinks it's all a big dream until he realizes that things are beginning to change like his body. He is becoming a lot fatter. He is growing a white beard. He is literally looking like Santa himself. Now Charlie had such a wonderful time with his dad he goes home and tells his mom and Neil. Neil (Judge Reinhold) is Dr. Neil Miller a psychiatrist. He things it's all a figment of Charlies imagination and thinks Scott is nuts.
Director John Pasquin brings us a delightful tale of Christmas literally through a child's eyes. OK, Scott is the main character but think of it your dad becomes Santa Claus, how cool would that be. Look let your imagination flow and feel the warmth of this popular Christmas movie and by all means have a Merry Christmas.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002) - Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has been Santa Claus for some 8 years now. He has grown to love the job and he doesn't want to give it up. There is just one problem, he didn't read the card very well. OK, he would need an extra powerful magnifying glass to see the Missus Clause on the card. In other words Santa must get married and he only has 27 days to do it.
Problems arise when Santa starts to revert back to Scott. The beard is becoming shorter. He is not as plump as he should be. Santa is losing it all. So Santa takes a break and goes back to being Scott Calvin and has to see if he can find a wife. He confides his problem to the Millers, Laura and Neil (Wendy Crewson and Judge Reinhold) and even goes as far as telling Charlie (Eric Lloyd) his son about his dilemma. Problem Charlie is having problems and it's hurting his school work.
Now while Santa is out looking for a wife, Bernard (David Krumholtz) has a duplicate Santa made so no one will be the wiser. The new Santa starts to take on things for his own and wants to turn all children into naughty little boys and girls. He even goes as far as making a small army of toy soldiers to help him take over. He wants all children to receive coal for Christmas rather than toys and gifts.
Now Scott is out there trying to find a wife while all this is taking place. One day he has to got to school because Charlie has been in trouble. He meets the Principal Carol Newman (Elizabeth Mitchell) and almost immediately there is a spark between the two. Has Santa found his wife well watch the rest of the movie and you will find out.
Director Michael Lembeck does a wonderful job with this movie. It is entertaining and a joy to watch at the Holidays. Tim Allen brings Santa to life and makes him just a little human for all of us to enjoy. Find out if Santa is going to get lucky and if he can get the North Pole back from the duplicate Santa. Merry Christmas.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) - Santa Claus (Tim Allen) has given in to his wife Carol (Elizabeth Mitchell) and is bring the family up to the North Pole. You see Mrs. Claus is pregnant with their first child. So Sylvia and Bud Newman (Ann-Margaret and Alan Arkin) are coming to Claus's for the holidays. Well they think they are going to Canada and a toy factory rather than the North Pole. The Miller's are also coming for the visit to the North Pole. Neil and Laura (Judge Reinhold and Wendy Crewson) are also bringing their daughter Lucy (Liliana Mumy) and son Charlie (Eric Lloyd). So it's all going to be one happy family gathering for Christmas.
now you understand that Santa is getting ready for Christmas and has a pregnant wife and his in-laws and out-laws coming to the house for Christmas. So what else could go wrong?
Simple Jack Frost (Martin Short) has decided that he wants to be Santa and get rid of The Calvin's. You see in the hall of globes there is one special globe that if you hold it and wish for something it will come true and Jack knows about it. He just has to find out how to get into the hall.
Jack feels that if he can shake up the North Pole and make it as bad as he can that he can get Santa to hold the globe and maybe utter the words I don' t want to be Santa that everything will revert back to before Scott became Santa. Jack gets involved in the workings of the place and has Santa hood winked into believing that he is actually trying to help rather than destroy everything.
Santa does get to that point and in a moment of weakness he utters those dreadful words. Now you must watch the end of the movie to see if Jack can take over control of the North Pole and become Santa.
Director Michael Lembeck works this story line very well. You see there is so much commotion with the in-laws and family up there and with Christmas coming that there is a very large story line going on. It's not a problem it makes it become one big load of fun to watch. Happy Holidays.