Top 20 Christmas movies: #6 ‘The Santa Clause’

Posted: December 15, 2012 in Movies

*I will be doing a “top 20″ feature for the best Christmas movies of all time, right up to Christmas – I hope you enjoy!*

#20 – Lethal Weapon

#19 – The Polar Express

#18 – Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

#17 – The Santa Clause 2

#16 – Batman Returns

#15 – The Family Man

#14 – Home Alone 2

#13 – Die Hard

#12 – The Nightmare Before Christmas

#11 – The Muppet Christmas Carol

#10 – It’s a Wonderful Life

#9 – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

#8 – A Christmas Story

#7 – Christmas Vacation

 

Tim Allen has always been one of my favorite actors, ever since I was a kid watching Allen play a rambunctious father of three on Home Improvement, he’s been one of the best.  A down home approach to comedy while also being very funny is hard to do but Allen does it with ease.  It’s precisely the reason why everyone loved The Santa Clause when it came out in 1994 (yep, it’s been almost 20 years!), the chance to see Allen play himself in a holiday film was too great.

The film centers around Scott Calvin (Allen) as a toy company  executive who takes on the identity of Santa Claus after the jolly old fat man falls off Calvin’s roof.  Calvin is a divorced father of his young son, Charlie, who’s mother and step-father keep telling him that Santa Claus isn’t real.  It’s the spirit of Christmas that makes this film so successful.  Time Allen as Santa Claus doesn’t really get any better than that for a Christmas film.  Disney really hit it out of the park and it was no surprise that the Santa Clause franchise became so popular.

The Santa Clause viewing is mandatory in my house this time each year.

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