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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Seasonal family comedy about a reluctant Christmas hero.

When Santa Claus falls off Scott Calvin's roof on Christmas Eve, the divorced dad reluctantly agrees to don the oversized costume and help deliver presents for the night. He soon realises, however, that the small print commits him to the role permanently.

The biggest trouble is that nobody but Scott's son Charlie (and the residents of the North Pole) knows the truth; all anyone else can see is that Scott's behaviour is becoming increasingly strange.

Last on

Fri 27 Dec 2013 00:55 BBC Three

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  • BBC News: Santa's Secret History

    As children in all parts of the world anxiously await the arrival of this burly midnight visitor, little do they know or care that he is a man with a shady past.

    Part saint, part pagan god, part advertising executive's creation, the sherry drinking, mince pie munching icon has been reinvented on more than occasion.

    Read up on the history of Santa in an archive BBC News article


Scott Calvin
Tim Allen
Judge Reinhold
Wendy Crewson
Eric Lloyd
David Krumholtz
Detective Nunzio
Larry Brandenburg
John Pasquin
Brian Reilly
Jeffrey Silver
Leonardo Benvenuti
Steve Rudnick


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