Premiering November 11, 1994, The Santa Clause starred Tim Allen and Eric Lloyd and if you haven’t seen this movie, I suggest that you give it a watch this holiday season. Tim Allen plays Scott Calvin; an executive at a large toy company. On Christmas Eve Scott has his custody of his son Charlie Calvin (Eric Lloyd). After reading him a Christmas story before bed, Charlie wakes him up because there was a clatter on the roof; Scott and Charlie trek outside to find Santa Claus on the roof. One thing leads to another and after Santa falls off the roof, Scott Calvin must take the new role as Santa Claus.

The movie is full of funny jokes and moments that satisfy both young and old viewers alike. At the time, Tim Allen was all over: while The Santa Clause held the number one box office spot, and his show “Home Improvement” was the number one rated TV program; all while his book, “Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man”, was the number one New York Times Best Selling.

Growing up this movie was a must-watch during the holidays and to this day references such as “and that is why you should have a high power fire extinguisher” are frequent. The concept of taking on the mantel of Santa Claus when Santa dies is also something that doesn’t get nearly enough credit. Between this movie and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Tim Allen is on the TV constantly starting on December 1st. So this holiday season, if you haven’t already, go rent or buy the movie and give it a watch with your family and with that being said “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. When I wake up in the morning I’m getting a cat scan!”

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