The Santa Clause is TWENTY years old this year! How is that possible? I remember 1994 and it doesn’t feel that long ago…
As far as Christmas movies go, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, the classics are absolutely at the top of my favorites. But The Santa Clause is my jam. More specifically, it’s my and my Dad’s jam. We know every single word (to the point where my step-mom and husband won’t watch it with us because we just recite it the entire time) and I have, on more than one occasion, sent my Dad photos from meat cases with the message “You like osso bucco, Charlie?”. We were walking into Quartino for dinner last weekend when my Dad leaned over and said to me “Are you with Hatsu Tashi?” to which I replied “Dad burnt the turkey.”
I don’t know think this movie is considered to have a cult following like, say, The Christmas Story but in our house, The Santa Clause is it.
And now that The Santa Clause is 20 years old, I think it has cemented Christmas classic status and can join the rest of my Top 5. Check out the trailer above- doesn’t it make you feel like a kid on a special outing to the movie theater with a slushie and popcorn again?
I also think Judy nailed it when she said “Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.” Wise words, little elf.