Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Fantasy, Family-Oriented Adventure, Holiday Film  |   Release Date - Nov 27, 1985 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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After introducing how Santa and Mrs. Claus came to the North Pole and began their work delivering toys at Christmas time, this routine children's film segues into a story about an evil corporate magnate (John Lithgow). One of Santa's elves (Dudley Moore) goes to work for the nasty tycoon and invents a wild array of far-out toys. Then there is a little boy who does not believe in Santa Claus and a girl who finds out about the toymaker's plans to defraud his company. Santa's reindeer are a little under the weather, not to mention Santa himself. This labyrinth of subplots quickly draws attention away from the story, wherever it is.

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business, Christmas, con/scam, elf, gift, holiday, one-against-odds, scheme, takeover, toy