Analysis Of 'The Santa Clause'

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The Christmas holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith has expanded beyond its religious significance and been transformed into a cultural phenomenon observed by both believers and non-believers. According to a Pew Research study conducted in 2013, 92 percent of Americans and 96 percent of Christians participate in Christmas festivities. The same study also revealed that 81 percent of non-Christians, including atheists, Buddhists, and Hindus, also observe the holiday. “I do come from a family where a lot of them feel that there needs to be a focus on religion and Christmas now, but I do think that Christmas as a religious holiday has been very disconnected from that,” said Renee DeLora, senior. “It’s a good unifying…show more content…
In The Santa Clause, featuring Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, Santa Clause falls from the roof after being startled and vanishes, leaving behind the iconic red suit and black boots. Encouraged by his son, Calvin dons on the outfit and soon realizes that he is the new Santa Clause in town. He spends some time learning how to be Santa, putting on weight and growing a luscious white beard in the process. Concerned about Calvin’s so-called hallucinations about being Santa Clause, his ex-wife revokes his custody rights on their son and Calvin seeks to find a way to show her the truth. Orchestrating a Christmas miracle of his own, Calvin convinces her and continues his mission of delivering presents on Christmas Eve as Santa Clause. “You have a man who thinks the whole thing is ridiculous and is not important to him,” said DeLora. “When he becomes Santa Clause, it is important to him in part because of his kid and how it changes his relationship with his kid. At the end of the day, he does it for his family, which Christmas is all

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