Tim Allen

What to say when your kid asks if Santa is real?

What to say when your kid asks if Santa is real?

The 1994 film "The Santa Clause" opens with Scott Calvin's (played by Tim Allen) 6-year-old son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd), relinquishing his belief in Santa Claus after an older kid told him Kris Kringle wasn't real — a sentiment echoed by his psychologist stepfather Neal (Judge Reinhold), who said Santa is more of a feeling or "state of mind" than a person.

"It seems kind of babyish to believe in that stuff," Charlie says. Yet, by the film's end, Charlie is its true hero. His unwavering belief in Old St. Nick and all the hope, cheer and magic Christmas brings after witnessing his father's transition into the Man in Red warms the heart and smashes the doubt...

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