This was _The Santa Clause_ by John Pasquin.
P.S.: The Dad in _Santa's Last Stand_ is not dressed in a Santa suit. It
is written by Toney Crawford.
On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Brower, Kalynn Huffman wrote:
> Tim Allen played Santa Claus about 4 years ago. As I recall, he suddenly
> put on weight; it was a magical transformation from regular guy to jolly
> leader of elves. Is that weird enough? Sorry, I don't remember the film
> Kalynn Huffman Brower
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> > From: kelly abbott
> > Reply To: Film and TV Studies Discussion List
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 3:25 AM
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> > Subject: Christmas query
> > On a lighter note...
> > I've been writing a column on films for a comedic magazine. Soon we'll be
> > producing a December marathon that includes a new article ever day of
> > December. An advent calendar, actually. Anyway, I plan on making my
> > regular Christmas reviews but also had an idea to write about Santa Claus
> > in film throughout the years.
> > What I'm asking screen-l, h-film all my friends and readers to help me
> > with, is to compile a record of all the weirdest Santa Clause imagery they
> > can remember form films past. Myself, I can only think of a few. The
> > "Dream Santas" in The City of the Lost Children, the "Rude Santa" in A
> > Christmas Story. But I'm drawing blanks after that. I seem to remember, a
> > Terrorist Santa from Christmas past, and didn't Chevy Chase do Santa once.
> > Was it SNL or the Vacation movie? Oh, and Gremlins featured Gremlin
> > Santas. That's a prime example. See where I'm going?
> > If you could forward your suggestions, so that I can fortify my article,
> > I'd be grateful indeed. Also, feel free to write me personally about any
> > memorable Chistmas film experiences. My editor mentioned that he kept his
> > ticket stub from the Muppet Christmas Story from way back. When he looked
> > through his albums recently he noticed that the stub had been torn just
> > so, leaving "Muppet Christ" legible. "Now that's a movie I want to see!"
> > he joked.
> > Get the picture?
> > Thanks
> > Kelly
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