The Santa Clause
Another good Tim Allen flick.
Allen plays Scott Calvin (initials SC, fate perhaps?), a cynical toy executive who's a neglectful father. On Christmas Eve, his ex-wife Laura drops off their son Charlie. In the middle of the night, Scott hears someone on the roof. When he investigates, a man dressed as Santa Clause falls to the ground and dies. It turns out this fella was the genuine article. Complete with sleigh and reindeer. Scott fishes out a card from his suit, advising him to put it on. When he does, Scott is whisked away to the North Pole, where he meets all the elves. Where he is informed that he is the new Father Christmas.
Tim Allen's performance itself is worth seeing the film for.There is one particular moment that is very reminiscent of Allen's humor. Scott is at a meeting with boss Peter Boyle, and new toy designs are flying by. One includes "Turbo Tank Santa," which shows a picture of Santa sitting in an army tank. Scott - because he is now Santa - is outraged, and goes on about how it is just wrong to show Santa in a tank. He then imitates a woman, and says, "Well, Timmy, I hope you've been good this year, because Santa just took out the Ferguson's house! INCOMING!"
Its a funny movie that people will watch as Christmas comes around every year.