It’s that magical time of year when we all gather together with our friends and family and rewatch the Christmas movies that we’ve all seen fourteen thousand times. Snuggled under a blanket, with a mug of hot cocoa in our hands, it certainly does feels like the most wonderful time of year. Why just thinking about it puts a twinkle in my eye and an elf on my shelf. And your shelf. And her shelf. Everyone’s getting an elf on their shelf this year!
In an effort to add to the magic, we took it upon ourselves to recut The Santa Clause as a thriller. Because if you think about it, the movie’s actually full of heart stopping action. Seriously it has more thrills than Gravity, also a lot more Tim Allen. In case you’re fuzzy on the details, let me remind of you the original plot:
Man finds dead Santa Clause. Man steals his clothes right away. Man turns into Santa Clause. Man fails to convince doctors that his extreme weight gain and more extreme facial hair growth speed is of medical concern. Man kidnaps son. Man convinces his ex- wife he is Santa Clause and she still prefers boring dude with bad taste in sweaters. Man never gets his weight back under control.
Did reading that put you on the edge of your seat? Well wait until you watch The Santa Clause: A Christmas Thriller. And of course, our apologies in advance for ruining one of your favorite childhood movies.
P.S: Don’t put on the suit.
Video editing by Meg Malone.