The Santa Clause is without a doubt one of the best Christmas movies ever made. Okay sure, the sequels were awful and don't deserve to be spoken of, but that original film was damn-near perfect!
Though it may be hard to believe, it's been 23 years since Scott Calvin killed Santa Claus and became the Big Guy himself. And although you've seen the movie countless times, I bet you didn't know these things about it.
1. Listen Up!
Though it's been more than two decades since his role as St. Nick, Tim Allen is still recognized as Santa. Parents will spot Allen on the street and tell their kids he's "Santa." The kids will then pull him aside and ask for gifts or reassure him they've been good.
“They're smart. They know that I'm associated with him,” Allen says. “They're almost treating me like they understand there's a transition process.”
2. Is That Really You?
Allen told ABC News recently that his youngest daughter actually believed her dad was Santa Claus. He let her watch the film when she was six years old, but he made it clear that he wasn't actually Santa.
“'I don't want you going to school and telling people that your dad's Santa Claus. I play characters just like the TV shows,'" Allen told her. "And she never skipped a beat. She goes, ‘I knew [there] was something special about you.’”
3. Scotty Get Your Gun
In The Santa Clause, Scott Calvin finds Santa on his roof and shouts up at him, causing him to slip and fall. When he hits the ground, Santa is gone and just his suit remains. According to Tim Allen, that's a lot more tame than what it was originally supposed to be.
“[Originally], I shot him,” Allen says. “And [DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey] Katzenberg was adamant, ‘We can't start a movie like that.’”