Late Night Gamer: The Santa Clause

There is something that I would like to share with all of you before the night is out. Since the holiday season is upon us, it’s only customary that we partake in reliving some holiday movie classics from our childhood. One feature in particular that still strikes a chord with me to this day is the 1994 hit The Santa Clause. At the time, Tim Allen was at the height of his popularity by already being the star of the TV Sitcom Home Improvement. This was a great showcase of his raw comedic talent, and also a great excuse for families to spend time together during Christmas.

What I liked so much about it was the fact that the story explored two different sides of Santa Claus, those who believe in him, and those who don’t. To a child, seeing is believing, but to adults, we tend to need a little more reassurance in order to understand why things are the way they are. This isn’t a deep and philosophical movie by any means, but it was a nice change of pace compared to how predictable a lot of these features were, and have been for many years now. Just wish that the creators would have stopped at one, because the other two movies in this series completely missed out on what made the original so successful in the first place, heart.

If any of you have fond memories of this film feel free to share of them with us in the comments below.

  • Anonymous

    Good movie! I’m a huge ‘Home Alone’ and ‘A Christmas story’ fan. Those are the movies I have to watch every holiday season, in order to get in the spirit.