The Santa Clause

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I have no shame in saying that this is one of my all time favourite christmas films. I’ve definitely watched it over ten times – the last when we were in Bali a year and a half ago. Lincoln didn’t want to watch it because we watched it too recently, so while he was out I watched it and it’s put me in the Christmas mood for sure! It’s April, but that’s fine by me. This is the second film I’ve watched out of order as part of our Disney watching adventure.

The Santa Clause is a 1994 AmericanChristmas fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and 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 Father Christmas.” Thanks wiki!


Age of film: November, 1994

Date Watched: 15th April 2016


  • Picture Quality 
    • Sara – 9
      • I can’t fault it, but I know that there is better picture quality to come.
  • Durability
    • Sara – 9
      • I think all the themes are still relevant and appropriate in this day and age.
  • Acting
    • Sara – 7
      • Sorry Tim Allen. Tim’s acting is over the top, but if this is a kids film, then they seem to respond pretty well to that kind of thing. I think for the most part though, the acting is pretty good considering that a lot of people would put this in the ‘tacky 90s film’ basket. The thoughts and feelings of the characters were all believable.
  • Modern Values
    • Sara – 8
      • There wasn’t anything in this that made me question any type of modern value. On the same hand though, there also wasn’t anything that made me think that it was a forward thinking film.
  • Would We Show it to the Kids
    • Sara – 8
      • I think that this film would be perfect to show a child who is having doubts about the big guy.
  • Flow/Length 
    • Sara – 8
      • It’s a great length being around an hour and a half. The film spans over a year, but the perfect amount of time is spent setting the scene at the start of the film and showing how time progresses through the middle.
  • Emotional Attachment
    • Sara – 4
      • I get annoyed watching this with how hard Neal is but I also appreciate that he is a pretty good step dad. I find it hard to get too emotionally attached to the film because it seems like no one really spends the time to sit down and have a chat with each other about what’s going on. It’s all very medical how quickly they get psychiatrists involved, especially for a family film.
  • Logic/Plot Holes 
    • Sara – 8
      • There isn’t anything that comes to mind – especially given the nature of the film and that it’s fictional.
  • General Enjoyment
    • Sara – 8
      • Still love it!
  • Would We Watch it Again
    • Sara – 6
      • Over and over.
  • Final Comment
    • Sara
      • I have no idea why I like this film so much, but I still think it’s such a great family film. Also, I quite appreciate that at the end you may predict that Scott and Laura will end up back together, but they don’t.


Favourite Character

  • Sara – Bernard.

Favourite Song

  • Sara – Carol of the Bells!

Favourite Moment

  • Sara – When the E.L.F.S break Santa out of prison.

Total Ranking By Sara – 76/100

For questions regarding the ranking system you can read my post on it here.


Bye for now!


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