Top 36 Santa Claus Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Santa Claus facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Santa Claus film message.

In The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), during the mayor's song, you can see Charlie Chaplin in the crowd of Southtown, U.S.A.
In The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), during the mayor's song, you can see Charlie Chaplin in the crowd of Southtown, U.S.A.
In The Santa Clause- 1994, while Tim Allen is in denial he wears black converse, but then wears red converse once he embraces being Santa.
In The Santa Clause- 1994, while Tim Allen is in denial he wears black converse, but then wears red converse once he embraces being Santa.

Santa Claus Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. During the song "Put One Foot in Front of the Other," when the Winter Warlock begins to take his steps, the song switches to a 7/4 time signature. This creates an "aksak," or "limping" effect, which reflects how the Warlock is struggling to move forward.

  2. Tim Allen's character looks at a phone number and says "1-800-SPANK-ME. I know that number." This scene was cut from all releases after a kid in Washington called the number - which led to an active sex hotline - and racked up a $400 phone bill.

  3. The grunting sounds used for Comet the Reindeer are simply reused SFX from the 1993 video game Doom

Santa Claus Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - ....So I'm watching this with my wife....and I noticed that the reindeer(who we assume are male)....has posters of female deer up in his stall.....like putting bikini pics up in a locker I guess
    ....So I'm watching this with my wife....and I noticed that the reindeer(who we assume are male)....has posters of female deer up in his stall.....like putting bikini pics up in a locker I guess
  • 1 - When Bernard and Curtis are explaining the "marriage clause" to Santa, he reads, "the card holder acknowledges a woman of his choosing. True love... not valid in, uh, Utah." This is because Utah is home to polygamists, most popular is the cult of Warren Jeffs.
    When Bernard and Curtis are explaining the "marriage clause" to Santa, he reads, "the card holder acknowledges a woman of his choosing. True love... not valid in, uh, Utah." This is because Utah is home to polygamists, most popular is the cult of Warren Jeffs.
  • 1 - When Scott and Charlie arrive at the North Pole the first time, an elf enters the code "1239" into a keypad which allows the sleigh to be lowered. Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer was created in December of 1939, hence 12/39.
    When Scott and Charlie arrive at the North Pole the first time, an elf enters the code "1239" into a keypad which allows the sleigh to be lowered. Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer was created in December of 1939, hence 12/39.
  • 1 - A little girl looking at a toy train in a store window is an elf as seen by her pointed ears
    A little girl looking at a toy train in a store window is an elf as seen by her pointed ears
  • 1 - The Movie (1985), the A-Team's van is visible behind the hobo just after Patch vanishes.
    The Movie (1985), the A-Team's van is visible behind the hobo just after Patch vanishes.
  • The reindeer sounds are the same sounds used for the bad guys in Doom.

  • 1 - Tv special during the song about how it's going to snow you can see a person in the background who looks like Charlie Chaplin the silent movie star of the 20's. He is known as one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry
    Tv special during the song about how it's going to snow you can see a person in the background who looks like Charlie Chaplin the silent movie star of the 20's. He is known as one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry
  • 1 - During the police briefing the Miller's neighbors are shown to be "in Florida," a reference to Home Alone (1990).
    During the police briefing the Miller's neighbors are shown to be "in Florida," a reference to Home Alone (1990).

Santa Claus Hidden Details

They drink RedDeer instead of RedBull

1 - The first thing Scott orders for lunch is a Caesar salad, no dressing, followed by a bunch of desserts. Cut to after lunch and the salad is the only thing he has not eaten.
The first thing Scott orders for lunch is a Caesar salad, no dressing, followed by a bunch of desserts. Cut to after lunch and the salad is the only thing he has not eaten.

When the children approach Scott Calvin in the park there is an Elf watching

1 - We learn that Santa has to get married in order to keep his powers. If this is true, then what happened to the last Mrs. Clause when the other Santa vanished?
We learn that Santa has to get married in order to keep his powers. If this is true, then what happened to the last Mrs. Clause when the other Santa vanished?
1 - The snow towards the ending is just white fabric. You can see it get snagged on the cop's foot.
The snow towards the ending is just white fabric. You can see it get snagged on the cop's foot.

While being explained to him that he is the new Santa, Scott Calvin picks up a toy tool belt and holds it to his waist with a grimace. This is a nod to Tim Allen's character Tim Taylor on Home Improvement.

1 - Multiples Elves are "hidden" throughout the movie. All of them show back up in the crowd at the end when Santa is flying his sleigh away from the Miller's home.
Multiples Elves are "hidden" throughout the movie. All of them show back up in the crowd at the end when Santa is flying his sleigh away from the Miller's home.
1 - Scott Calvin orders a salad and a couple desserts for lunch. When lunch is over, he has eaten all of the desserts but has yet to touch the salad.
Scott Calvin orders a salad and a couple desserts for lunch. When lunch is over, he has eaten all of the desserts but has yet to touch the salad.
1 - You can see elves throughout the movie, (mostly in the background) checking up on Scott Calvin (Tim Allen).
You can see elves throughout the movie, (mostly in the background) checking up on Scott Calvin (Tim Allen).
1 - And my wife realized that even elves can make careless alphabetical mistakes.
And my wife realized that even elves can make careless alphabetical mistakes.
1 - - Scott Calvin was cased by the elves in Denny's
- Scott Calvin was cased by the elves in Denny's
1 - Scott Calvin/Santa Claus is wearing a deer sweater while visiting his son. This design is a nod to the seal of Michigan, where Tim Allen is originally from.
Scott Calvin/Santa Claus is wearing a deer sweater while visiting his son. This design is a nod to the seal of Michigan, where Tim Allen is originally from.
1 - The upholstery in Santa's sleigh is nicely laid Turkish rug.
The upholstery in Santa's sleigh is nicely laid Turkish rug.

The little girl that Tim Allen wakes up when he reluctantly becomes Santa, at the start of the movie, is missing her top two front teeth. A year later, when Santa revisits the house, the same little girl is still missing her top two front teeth.

1 - Santa's football jersey has the number 25, since Christmas falls on the 25th day of December
Santa's football jersey has the number 25, since Christmas falls on the 25th day of December
1 - After Scott Calvin becomes Santa Claus, at his work meeting he orders a Caesar salad with no dressing and lots of desserts, but doesn't eat the salad
After Scott Calvin becomes Santa Claus, at his work meeting he orders a Caesar salad with no dressing and lots of desserts, but doesn't eat the salad
1 - When Scott and Charlie go to Denny's - there is a elf spying on them in the background well before he accepts the "Santa Clause".
When Scott and Charlie go to Denny's - there is a elf spying on them in the background well before he accepts the "Santa Clause".

When Santa falls off the roof you can see the snow is fake as it bunches up like a rug. (at the :47 second mark)

Charlie Chaplin makes an appearance in South Town, USA.

1 - Scott doesn't even touch his salad.
Scott doesn't even touch his salad.
1 - "arose such a clatter" is pronounced from the kids point of view: "the rose suchak ladder".
"arose such a clatter" is pronounced from the kids point of view: "the rose suchak ladder".
1 - After Scott told his son that it was "Rose such a clatter" not "Rose suchak ladder," this ladder appeared after Santa fell off the roof.
After Scott told his son that it was "Rose such a clatter" not "Rose suchak ladder," this ladder appeared after Santa fell off the roof.
Santa Claus poster
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Santa Claus Plot

With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Santa Claus. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Director René Cardona
Stars José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas 'Pulgarcito', José Luis Aguirre 'Trotsky', Armando Arriola
IMDB score 2.6