Holiday Film Spotlight: The Santa Clause (1994)
In the early 1990′s Tim Allen was known as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor on the hits series ‘Home Improvement’ even though he had years of stand-up comedy under his belt from the early 1980′s on. Then, in 1994, he headlined his first leading role in a major motion picture and became Santa Claus in the smash family comedy ‘The Santa Clause’ about a divorced dad who accidentally assumes the responsibility of becoming the newest Santa.
Scott Calvin (Allen) isn’t the most responsible parent around, but all that changes the night he and his son awake to a clatter on the roof one Christmas eve. When Scott surprises Santa on the roof of his home, Santa takes an unfortunate tumble and leaves his sleigh unattended. Through a series of events, Scott and his son find themselves caught up in the gift-giving role all night long, eventually leading to the North Pole where a “clause” is discovered that clearly dictates Scott Calvin is to become the new Santa Claus. Of course, hijinks ensue and a new holiday series is born. Tim Allen went on to make 2 sequels to this original film so far, all have been well-received treats for the fans.