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'Tis the Season: 'The Santa Clause' Quiz
by Staff
In "The Santa Clause," an ordinary advertising exec unwittingly takes on the role of Kris Kringle. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of this holiday comedy classic.

What terrible fate befalls Santa Claus when he visits the Calvin home at the start of the film?

  • He falls off the roof.
  • He chokes on a cookie.
  • He's trampled by a reindeer.

What is the name of the divorced dad who takes over the role of Santa?

  • Steve Calvin
  • Sam Calvin
  • Scott Calvin

What is the name of Scott's son?

  • Mikey
  • Charlie
  • Tommy

Where does Scott work before becoming Santa Claus?

  • a candy store
  • a comic book shop
  • a toy company

What is the name of the elf who runs Santa's workshop?

  • Bernard
  • Benjamin
  • Brandon

Why can't Scott enjoy cookies and milk, a traditional Santa favorite?

  • He's a vegan.
  • He's lactose intolerant.
  • He's allergic to nuts.

Which group helps free Scott from prison after he's arrested?

  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Effective Liberating Flight Squad

What gift does Bernard give Charlie on the latter's first visit to the North Pole?

  • a snow globe
  • a toy reindeer
  • a jetpack

Which comedian played the starring role of Scott Calvin/Santa Claus in the film?

  • Tim Allen
  • Michael Myers
  • Will Ferrell

What year was "The Santa Clause" released?

  • 1988
  • 1991
  • 1994

Why did Charlie's mom ask a judge to revoke custody of Charlie from Scott Calvin?

  • his Kris Kringle delusion
  • his poor driving habits
  • his lengthy arrest record

What does Charlie's stepfather, Neil, do for a living?

  • He's a psychiatrist.
  • He's unemployed.
  • He's a teacher.

What do the elves use to break Santa out of prison?

  • candy canes
  • jingle bells
  • tinsel

Why does Scott Calvin, aka Santa Claus, end up in the slammer?

  • kidnapping
  • homicide
  • speeding in his sleigh

What tasty treats are produced by the CD player in Santa's sleigh?

  • candy canes and reindeer feed
  • cocoa and cookies
  • gingerbread and gum drops

How long did Judy the elf take to perfect her hot cocoa recipe?

  • one year
  • seven years
  • 1,200 years

What action makes Scott legally obligated to take on the role of Saint Nick?

  • putting on the Santa suit
  • climbing down a chimney
  • laying a finger beside his nose

Where does Scott take Charlie to eat on Christmas Eve at the start of the film?

  • IHOP
  • Denny's
  • Waffle House

What book are Scott and Charlie reading when they hear a suspicious noise on the roof?

  • "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
  • "The Night Before Christmas"
  • "The Hobbit"

Which company made the ladder that Scott and Charlie use to reach the roof?

  • Candy Cane Co.
  • Christmas List Ladder Co.
  • Rose Suchak Ladder Co.

What disease does Scott accuse the reindeer of having when he first lays eyes on them?

  • key lime disease
  • Ebola
  • heart disease

Which of the following happens to Scott after he takes on the role of Santa?

  • rapid hair growth
  • unwanted weight gain
  • both of the above

At what age did Charlie's stepdad, Neil, stop believing in Santa Claus?

  • 12
  • 8
  • 3

Who directed "The Santa Clause"?

  • Tim Allen
  • George Lucas
  • John Pasquin

How many sequels did "The Santa Clause" inspire?

  • two
  • three
  • four

Which actor turned down the role of Scott Calvin in "The Santa Clause"?

  • Bill Cosby
  • Chevy Chase
  • Michael Myers

How did Scott describe his first trip down the chimney to deliver gifts?

  • like a dream come true
  • full of Christmas magic
  • like "America's Most Wanted"

What gift does Scott/Santa give Laura to restore her faith in Christmas?

  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Mystery Date game
  • Barbie doll

What gift does Scott/Santa give Neil to make him believe in Kris Kringle again?

  • Oscar Mayer weenie whistle
  • Red Ryder air rifle
  • G.I. Joe

What does Charlie have to do when he wants to call his dad back from the North Pole for a visit?

  • mail a letter
  • shake his snow globe
  • wait until Christmas