A tale of a suburban single father thrust into the role of St. Nick, THE SANTA CLAUSE offers a holiday-themed fantasy with appeal to both children and parents. It's an ideal debut vehicle for the talents of TV sitcom star Tim Allen ("Home Improvement").
When Santa Claus falls from a roof on the night before Christmas and sustains a fatal injury, the homeowner, divorced single father and toy company exec Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), has no choice but to don Santa's suit, hop into the sleigh, and continue Santa's rounds, accompanied by his young son
Charlie (Eric Lloyd). When the job is done, Scott finds himself at the North Pole being lectured by head elf Bernard ...