Welcome to Blogmas Day Thirteen or Christmas Eve Eve!
As I mentioned in my Christmas Bucket List, I would be talking more in depth about my favourite Christmas film, The Santa Clause so that’s what today’s post will be about.
Whenever I ask people or vice versa, I never hear a lot of people mention The Santa Clause but I don’t know why. I hear about Elf, Miracle on 34th Street and Die Hard but never my favourite.
It’s been my tradition for quite a few years now to watch The Santa Clause on Christmas Eve with a hot chocolate but now I just have a cup of tea with it. For anyone that hasn’t seen it, I’ll leave the trailer below.
The story of The Santa Clause focuses on Scott Calvin, a divorced Dad who doesn’t have the best relationship with his ex-wife but he gets to spend Christmas Eve with his son, Charlie. After a stressful night with Charlie with their dinner burning, they settle down to a Christmas bed time story but some time later, they hear a bang and a clatter on the roof. As Scott and Charlie make their way outside, they see Santa fall from the roof and lay in the front garden. Despite Scott’s wishes, Charlie races up to the sleigh to see the reindeer and you could say that’s when their adventure begins.
Everyone knows what happens when you put on Santa’s suit, right? Everyone knows that it’s now your duty to deliver presents and be Santa, right? Well Scott didn’t know this and when they arrive at the North Pole, he gets a shocking surprise.
I’ll not spoil the film for anyone that hasn’t seen it but if you haven’t, it’s one you should definitely add to your Christmas film list.
So why is it one of my favourites?
Well first of all, it stars one of my favourite people, Tim Allen. I believe he is one of those people that everyone knows even if you don’t recognise him by face. He starred in the family sitcom, “Home Improvement” back in the 90’s (and I’m actually getting the box set for Christmas! I’m so excited!). In the UK, it aired on Channel 4 and then moved to the Disney Channel and in the United States, it was broadcast on ABC.
If you didn’t watch that (but if you haven’t, you really should!) then I’m almost sure you’ve watched Toy Story, right? Well, say hello to the voice of Buzz Lightyear!
Tim Allen is one of my favourite actors, I love watching interviews with him on YouTube because I just find him so interesting. I have his autobiography that I read a few years ago and it’s really inspiring to see someone who had a rough time when he was younger to have built himself up now to be a success. It also just adds more proof that everyone makes mistakes, we aren’t perfect but we can build ourselves up to be even stronger when we reflect back.
I love it because it’s a cosy film. I don’t think I’ve ever described a film as “cosy” but it’s one where you just feel at home with. It will make you laugh and it’ll make you cry. A feel good film you could say too. I don’t think you can really make family films like this anymore, mainly because those films are animations and there doesn’t seem to be the urge to produce these types of films anymore, which is a shame. It’s not necessarily a bad thing though, films like The Santa Clause and Jingle All The Way will continue to be loved by families and be passed down generation by generation because they still have the ability to relate to families, young and old.
There are another two sequels after The Santa Clause that are good (don’t get me wrong, they are!) but the original is still my favourite.
So that was my favourite Christmas film! I can’t wait to cosy up in the house tomorrow night, with some candles lit, a big cup of tea and just taking some time for myself. If you’ve seen this film or if you haven’t, let me know and I hope you do get around to watching it this holiday period.