The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause
  • PG
  • 1h 37m
  • 1994
Certified Fresh74%
Common Sense Media Iconage 9+
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Certified Fresh74%
Critics Consensus: The Santa Clause is utterly undemanding, but it's firmly rooted in the sort of good old-fashioned holiday spirit missing from too many modern yuletide films.
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Common Sense Says
Heartwarming holiday tale has some potty humor.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Santa Clause is a 1994 Christmas-themed movie in which Tim Allen plays a toy industry executive who transforms into jolly old Saint Nick himself. The original Santa Claus takes a fatal, accidental fall (yikes -- Santa dies!). Guns are drawn as Tim Allen's new "Santa" gets arrested by police. There are grown-up (and gross) jokes, and the movie deals with divorce and estrangement between a father and son. While the whole plot revolves around the idea of Santa being real, many characters talk about the fact that he might not be -- so this may not be the best fit for families looking to extend kids' belief in St. Nick. There is also some potty humor involving human and reindeer flatulence, as well as a vague reference to being on drugs in the 1960s.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:November 11, 1994
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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