Ho Ho Ho. Happy Holidays to you all. And welcome to Day 10 of Mac Movie Reviews 25 Holly Jolly Nights of Xmas.
The Santa Clause is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy family comedy film written by Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick, and directed by John Pasquin. The first film in the Santa Clause film series, it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary man who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve. When he and his young son, Charlie, finish St. Nick's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole where Scott learns that he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Santa Claus. Come on, let's all say it. Besides the Toy Story films, these are Tim Allen's best films. I know it, you know it. The Santa Clause is a holiday classic that has stood the test of time for the past 25 years. And for good reason too. It’s a film that rivals National Lampoon as that one film that gets played on repeat at your family’s Christmas party. This film is great for multiple reasons. One, the plot is simple and fun. A dad who may or may have not killed Santa Claus and has to fill in his red suit and become the jolly old fat man. It’s not a complicated story, and it’s easy and fun to watch and understand for the whole family. Two, Tim Allen is perfect for this role. He plays the role of awkward bumbling dad well. And when he has to fit into the role of Santa, it’s even more funny to watch. I think Tim Allen in general is funny no matter what he is in. And the third thing that makes this film good would be that it can catch you on the feels train on the most unexpected moments. And honestly, I like that. Instead of it being a straight laced christmas film where everyone is happy, it can get real and emotional at times and it is great that a holiday film can make you feel something. I can only think of one gripe I have with this film. And it's one I’ve had ever since I watched it back in 2004 for the first time. In this film universe, is being Santa Claus like a curse until the holder dies? Ok listen listen. Rest in comments.