The Santa Suit (2010) - full transcript

Hunter Toys CEO Drake Hunter turned his father's company from a cozy quality manufacturer into a ruthless, profitable business. After denying his staff any festive generosity again, the scrooge is suddenly and magically transformed into Kris Krandall. That forces him to work as a Santa in Norm Dobson's toy store, with weird would be-actor Sebastian. Drake reassesses his values and priorities in life.

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Norm, I know you're
everything under control.

You have to trust me on this.

Come on, Norm,
before? steered you wrong

No, no listen to me,
you didn't over-order...

I promise you,
of moving merchandise.

Who's the greatest
of the world? in the history

Santa Clause.

That's why Hunter Toys
is sending you

completely free
for your store. nta Clause

To listen to the kids,
for Christmas, ntide what



which of course, is Hunter Toys.



Norm, don't worry.
With Dobson's Toys. nship

And mark my words,
left on your shelf. er Toys

BUZZ-BUZZ

Absolutely no charge.
Monday morning. there

Yeah yeah yeah...
A chair ready for him,

and get your publicity rolling.

Oh, and Norm,
needs more Hunter product,

and you will, we'll be ready.

Yeah great, great, great...

What's that?
Merry Christmas...

Have you seen
from R&D? ty control report

Well, uh...



Toys break, I mean...

People don't expect
them to last forever.

And what about
on Christmas morning?

Disappointment builds character.

When you get tired of the wreath

maybe I can find
for target practise.

Keeps me calm.

I have never seen you calm.

Did you come in here
for a reason?

Yes. I've been elected to
Christmas. u about

Why you?

Because everybody else
here is afraid of you.

(laughing)
Christmas? out

Well, bonuses, what's the plan?

Same as last year.

We didn't get anything
last year.

Well then the plan
should be familiar.

Christmas is on
a Sunday this year.

So you're planning on
not a single day off?

Can't afford the time,
re-tooling to do.

A re-tooling?

I'm gonna mass produce
after the holidays.

Are you crazy?

The Princess Doll
of this company. piece

The Princess Doll
made this company.

What you think
I don't know that?

I was there when
it happened, remember?

Then why are going to
throw it all away?

I'm not throwing it all away,

I'm just opening it to
a wider market.

You're going to make it,
like every other one

of our products,
as cheaply as you can!

A year from now,
have figured outrs

that it's turned into
a piece of crap,

you'll dump it,
some other piece of crap.

The numbers show that
consumer demand

for premium toys is declining.

Your father designed
that doll from scratch

he put his heart
and soul into it.

It's what made him
a millionaire.

Doesn't that mean
anything to you?

If my father had
and starvationetween him

he would give
the crusts to the birds.

You know maybe things
were different back then

but nobody can afford to
be that generous anymore.

Pardon the cliche,
but times are tough,

and it takes tough people
to get through them.

Your father built this company...

He FOUNDED
I built it.y.

We went from
300 because of my ideas.

Don't forget that.

You're making a big mistake.

Yeah.

With The Princess Doll
and with your staff.

Your father
his employees were people.

SLAM!

What's this?

I gave one to
Merry Christmas! division,

(laughing)
happy in these things,

it's a little bit over
the top, don't you think?

Drake, Christmas
over the top. g

You sing songs
of the year, e rest

you hang parasitic
moss on the ceiling

so you can kiss someone
you love underneath it.

You fight crowds,
you stand in long lines to

get that special gift
for someone that you love.

So why would you
all that? elf through

Drake!
And it feels pretty damn good.

(laughing)
Okay.

As one of your father's
I gotta tell you this,

you can't mistreat people
get away with it. expect to

Now, you have a nice day.





As you can see, from the
even 9 year oldsurve,

who are 2.8 years past
the point of discovery,

the mythological status
of Santa Clause

still retain residual
manifestations of belief.

This means, this means
the prime... target...

I'll take questions later.

I've got a lot to
get through this afternoon.

I said later!
Now sit down!

But how can you say
Santa Clause is a myth?

(Drake laughing)
Are you kidding?

Gentlemen,
of Hunter Toys. resident

Are you talking about
the old "yes Virginia,

he's real as long as
routine? s in our hearts"

Because kids don't
they're pretty dumb. t,

That's terrible!
Santa Clause? ithout

They're getting
We're supplying them.

(Darren)
It's a marketing tool.

It's wrong!

(laughing)
of Santa Clause? nd soul

I don't remember
What's your name?

Kriss... Krandall.

Your name's not here.

Look again,
of the list. bottom

(sleigh bells jingling)

So it is...
in a heart beat. t off

Now are you gonna
do I have to call security?

Good.

Can I continue,
Mr. Hunter?

Please do.

Juvenile patrons displaying
a 63% disposition

toward revealing
their desired gift

rising to 87%
with repeated questioning.

Suggestions from
override the image formed

by accumulative viewings
of television commercials.

And finally the take home
receives, hich each juvenile

helps reinforce the
subliminal impressions

that you have made,
during the lap interaction.

No no no no no...

Gentlemen,
the concept, understand

here's what we want you to do...

Every time a kid
climbs onto your lap,

you steer him to a Hunter toy.

Every time sells a Hunter toy,

you get a 5% commission.

That's big money, gentlemen.
Big money in your pocket.

And from the looks of you,
you could all use it.

(laughing)
a Merry Christmas. here

(Darren)
the fourth floor,

(Darren)
your assignments.

(Drake)
for coming out.



You need to go to
it's fourth floor.

I'd like to talk to you
about what you're doing.

Uh, we just kinda
went over that, didn't we?

Alright look, I'm gonna
be sending Santa Clauses

to toy stores
convincing childreny,

that what they really want,
It's genius! oys.

It's dishonest.

No.
It's competition.

It's using a universally
move product. l to

Santa Clause is
more than a symbol.

He's been overused
and mis-represented.

But underneath it all,
he represents

the best of human kind.
Selflessness.

Generosity. Charity.
Kindness.

Yes, I watched
too, cle On 34th Street,

and it still adds up to
a great sales tool.

Is that all Santa Clause
means to you?

(sighing)
image in history. otional

You think that
an image? A look? ust

You got it! Now,
either get yourself up to

the fourth floor
or go home. hers,

I have a christmas wish for you.

I wish that you would
lies beneath the image. t

Okay, I'll work on that.

(sleigh bells jingling)

Wow.
He's a spry old bugger.

This Santa Clause
brilliant! idea is

I'm glad you like it
on the fourth floor.

Yeah I know where the
the classroom is, Marge,

I just have to
before the meeting. s

Wait, you can't go in there!

What are you talking about?

This is private property.

Oh, okay, this is a joke?
Now excuse me... ny,

I told you the classroom is
I'll call security..

Security?
Are you crazy? ith you?

No no no, Sir!
The fourth floor.

I'm going to call security!

Hey, Marge.

What are you doing here?

You're supposed to
be on the fourth floor.

What is it with you two
and the fourth floor?!

'Cause that's where
now move! u to go,

Don't give me that
what's going on here?

Get moving or you're fired.

Fired?
I'm your boss!

Yeah, that's right, you're the...

Yeah OK,
Marge. ecurity,

Yeah why don't you
Hey! Security!

(fighting and arguing)

(Marge)
up here right away!

(fighting and arguing)

(Marge)
an old man! just

Come on, Santa,
let's go, come on...

(Drake)
What is going on?

He assaulted me...
And trespassing!

Trespassing?
Of this company!

Ha yeah, Rudolph is
in your sleigh. out front

(Drake)
assaulting... ow you

Let's go!

(Drake)
help me out! people,

He's nuts!
For Santa? that guy

Guys, this is ridiculous.
Tell you what,

I'm not gonna buy
the policeman's ball.

(Officer)
heard it all before.

Get inside...
There you go. ad...

Hey maybe I'll make a copy
a Christmas card.

Let's go.

Hey.
Off me. ur hands

I play squash with
the police commissioner

and I will have you
thrown off the force.

You know it's hard to
believe you play squash.

You eat squash, maybe...

You're making the
of your career.

Hey!
An understanding.

If you co-operate
pretty painlessly.

If you resist, in bigger trouble

than you are You got it?

Got it.

Let's go.

So tell me,
get myself out of here?

Well, you got no ID...
post bail. ve no money to

And the only thing
was a candy cane.

Now if you're not gonna
tell us who you really are,

you're gonna spend
the night in jail, Santa.

Don't call me that.
I'm Drake Hunter.

CLANG!

(phones ringing)

How you doing?





This is a nightmare.

(Officer)
Hey, Santa!

Come here.

I told you not to call me that.

You seem like
a pretty harmless old guy.

Okay, your fingerprints
no record, at all. re's

I'm gonna give you a bit
of Christmas advice.

Tell the judge what
The charge is trespassing.

Tell her you made
you'll never do it again.

Otherwise, she can
very long time. r a very,

But you don't understand...

No, I understand the system!

You don't want to go to jail.

And guess what?

We don't want you here.

Give the judge get rid of you, o

she'll take it.

But until then,
in jail. pending the night

And Santa...

If I told you for Christmas,

would you bring it to me?

You wouldn't like what
I'd leave your stocking.

And it's not coal!

Mr Doe, say to this courting to

about what you did yesterday?

Your Honour,
for my behaviour yesterday.

I got... confused...
that's what happened.

I take full responsibility.

(Judge)
good to hear.

And you know my name
isn't John Doe. Alright?

It's... Krandall.

Well, Mr Krandall,
a lot? get confused

Not until recently, no.

Mr Krandall,
in jail. spend the holidays

I have a 5 year old,
wouldn't talk to me again.

So I am going to
provided you seeence,

a social worker
a 1000 feet awayless than

from Mr Drake Hunter
his workplaceudes his home,

and all things Hunter Toys.
Do I make myself clear?

Crystal clear, your Honour.

I'm gonna give you
of a social worker.

Go see her.
Let her help you.

And Mr. Krandall,
understand this;

if I see you in front
this charge of trespassing

will be reinstated
increased accordingly.

I understand.
Thank you, your Honour.

You will... not see me
here again.

(Judge)
Next case!





(humming)

(humming)

(knocking)

Mr Krandall!
Please have a seat.

Thanks.

Sorry about
the Christmas carols,

I'm just a sucker
for the holidays.

If it's all the same
the holiday mood. n

Something funny?

No, no, I understand.

The holidays can be
for some people.

Tell me about it.

I'm Nancy.
This is Mouse.

He's a rescue, that's
the name he came with.

So the court emailed me
your file.

It says here that you
get confused at times.

(laughing)
Yes.

Are you on any medications?

I don't need them.
Twice a week,

I jog twice a week,
I do resistance training.

Wow!

I can bench-press
five times! weight

Actually I was thinking
for emotional issues.

(laughing)
am I crazy!,

Well you did report
being confused.

Well you know what?
You'd be confused too

if everybody suddenly
looked at you...

Look I um, I had
a run in with somebody

and I got very upset.

Let's just call it
holiday stress.

I'm, I'm fine.
Happen again. n't

Do you have any money?

Yeah...

I left everything in my office.

Do you have a place to stay?

Not anymore.

So you don't have a home?

No.

No problem.
At the shelter. ere

You can stay
on your feet. yourself back

Great.

So this is it.

The dormitory.

We have some space over here.

It's not much but
it's clean and quiet.

This is you, here.

Great.

It's pretty flimsy, actually,
support your weight. gonna...

Hey.
Is twenty. ss index

Okay, okay...

I was in a triathlon
last summer!

You don't have to
snap my head off.

You're not as jolly as
are you? y thinks,

Don't..call me
jolly.

Okay, sorry.

So take a little time,
and see me, then come

and let me know
how you're doing.

Right.

Do you have anything to unpack?

What do you think?

Well they serve dinner
at 6 o'clock. n

Not hungry.

Oh, well, if you
the canteen is down the hall.

Great.

You know you're lucky.

Now how am I lucky?

Well, I mean, it's Christmas.

You could get a job
at any department store.

What's that supposed to mean?

Look in the mirror.



Still there.
Yep.



This is so weird.

Ho ho ho.

(Norm)
Mr Krandall.

Please. It makes me
people don't sit. n

My wife says it's strange.

Strange is not using
know what I'm saying?

Not really.

That's strange.

You got good timing you know...

Matter of fact,
with this companye blower

they promised to
nobody showed! nta,

Alright?
Hey, my bad.

I should have never
executive. hat

They're telling me
but if I could find one,

they'd cover the cost,
problem with that!

Hunter Toys is
with strong executives

and cutting edge
marketing techniques.

How'd you know
it was Hunter Toys?

Oh you know, word on the street.

When we Santa Clauses
get together, we talk.

I didn't know got together.

Oh, sure you know,
for drinks and chit chat.

I don't even wanna
That's... out that.

(phone ringing)

Smart phone!
To myself. stmas present

Really been wanting
one of these babies.

SMOOCH

Okay, hey,
around. show you

Great.

As you can see,
operation here. little

Looks, uh, looks good.

Oh yeah, nobody can
I'm the best.

(phone ringing)

What is this doing now?
Please!

So how are sales?

Could be better.
The Christmas spirit!

That's where you come in my man.

(groaning)
What's the pay?

Minimum wage.

Hey, don't look at me.
Look at Hunter Toys.

Oh yeah, I wanna
It just makes it

a little easier on the books.

You can't do
any better than that?

What are you
the Santa Clause union?

What time do I start?

10:00AM sharp.
Got your throne here.

I've got a guy
he's gonna be your elf.

Oh remember.
For dinner tonight. cabbage

We had some
complaints last year.

And that's it.
We're gonna rev this up!

You're awesome.
Okay, pal? Good deal.

Yeah it's a...
good deal.

(phone ringing)

Drake Hunter's office.

Yeah, uh, may I speak to
him please?

I'm afraid that
of town on a retreat.

He went on a retreat?
Isn't that odd? ristmas?

I'm sorry, who is this?

Um, I'm a friend From college.

He left a note,
he'll be back? en

No, I have no
May I take a message?

No, no...

I'll figure something else out.

Merry Christmas.

(laughing)
Yeah, Merry Christmas.





Didn't think you'd
Can I talk to you?

Sure, what's up?

I'm just finishing up
some paperwork.

Let me ask you something.
Just, hypothetically...

Let's say the owner
pretty big company

suddenly vanishes
I mean, middle of the day,

he's suddenly gone.
But there's a note saying

that he's gonna be
gone for a while

but he's never
anyone before. o

And he's got meetings
he never canceled

his secretary never made
any travel plans for him...

Okay...

Don't you think that
if something might be wrong?

Are the people afraid of him?

Yes, yes I guess.

Well then it's my guess
say anything orafraid to

take any chances
in hot water. it lands them

But I think it's
would raise the alarm. ho

He doesn't have any family.

Well then his girlfriend.

No girlfriend.

Then, his friends.

This is just
right? etical,

Yeah, yeah...
You know it's just...

It's just something
I dreamed up.

Sort of a sad thought that
and nobody would notice.

Yeah...

Ugh...
(laughing)

(dance music playing)

It's showtime!

(Sebastian)
Hey.

Congratulations on
by the way, you're awesome.

I hope you enjoy it
while it lasts, okay?

'Cause you're the man
right now, Santa Clause,

Kriss Krindall,
Pere Noelle, Kanakaloka

just remember one mis-steps

'til you're sliding down fast.

On a one way ticket to
Palucaville County, USA.

What...
looking at? u

You looking at me?

You, uh,
at me? oking

You looking at me, huh?

You must be the Elf.

Yeah.
On ya. ll Taxi Drivere?

Little Bobby D,
little Bobby D, huh?

Okay.

I was up for your role,
you know that?

My role?

They probably thought
I got it... Clause,

"How about with a white beard?

"That'll be something
seen before".

Mark my words.

I'm gonna wipe
little Santa face. r

There is no stage.

So you think Elf,
"hmm, little people...

You know,
"it's a shoe maker" types.

Well yeah, those are
called light elves.

But then there are the others.

The ones with And suddenly...

And suddenly
get... interesting.

It is so on.

I'm going out there now.

Okay... wait.

I just... look,
how did you do it?

Do what?

Get the role.
Was it Adler?

Mysner? Stanislofsky?
Was it Stanislofsky?

What are you talking about?

Wait... What?
So you have...

You have no
like, at all? ng,

Oh! Awesome!

Just got my MFA.
City College.

You know acting is
kind of my life.

You know, it's
sort of what I do.

Once I spent play an astronaut.

As an extra.
Get the role.

Just come out there
when you feel like it.

(children chattering excitedly)

Oh man...

Santa! Santa!
Santa! Santa!

Uh, helper Elf,
please? na get in here,

WHO'S FIRST?

(children screaming)

What happened?

You scared them out
That's what happened.

And here comes Norm...

Oh, dude, you gotta help me.

You put yourself in
this situation, Dark Elf!

I got an agent
today... to watch me

You have an agent coming?

It's important that
I don't blow this, okay?

My last role
was in the background,

wearing a freaking
willow costume.

Go hide your face, go.

Hey little girl, come here.
Sit on Santa's lap,

there's nobody in line, come on.

Hello?

Come here, all right, come on.

(Norm)
Elf? a?

Ho ho ho,
for Christmas? Hmm?

What on earth is going on here?

Why did all the kids
run out screaming?

I really don't know but
I'm kind of busy right now.

So, what would you like?
Come on, what would

make you really,
really happy on Christmas?

Oh yeah, there's a candy cane...

They're a little shy
very endearing,

there she goes...
Right there. sfied client,

Hey, sweetie.

What did you say to her?

What kind of Santa are you?

You know, I'm, I'm just
Okay? ng into it slowly.

You guys are killing me.
What are you doing?,

I'm just, doing some inventory.

Inventory... The toys are fine...

Why did you move
the toys from the...

Are you crazy?

Is he crazy?
About this? w

Well I saw the make up
starting to go on.

Uh huh.
Look at me. lves, okay?

Santa has elves!
Not trolls! Okay?

Smarten up, Sebastian!
Come on!

They're... they're...
it's, it's a dark elf.

Dark elf?
Okay? elves are bad!

He knows that,
they're bad! ows

You look like a zombie elf!

You're zombie!
You're banished

from Santa's village,
You just go!

Like I'm, I'm like...

You're fired!
Come back! t and you don't

I don't want to
Go on! Move. of here.

Right now.
Of here, you!

You just get out,
you don't come back!

I'm disappointed in you.

I'll get that.

Great...
That's just great.

(sighing)
Norm! Hey, Norm!

Hey hey hey, Norm!
Hey, Norm!

Don't you think a little harsh?

No, that is not good!

He was just
trying something new.

Something new?
I want kids in my store!

Alright look, look...
He really needs a job.

Let me talk to him,
he doesn't screw up.

He needs a job?

I need a job. Okay?
Have you seen my wife?!

Yes! Look, he won't
I promise. nymore,

I have your word
You're responsible?

You have my word.
I'm responsible.

Hey, so hire him back.

I'll hire him back.

And that's that.

Good.
He cleans himself up.

Uh, yes, yes.

Sebastian...

No it's fine, dude.
It was a minor set back.

Whatever doesn't kill me
You know? make me stronger.

Argh! I know how
when he was replaced by

Viggo Mortensen
you know? of The Rings",

Or Michael Gambon stole
from Richard Harris... e

Richard Harris died, didn't he?

I'll survive.
I will survive.

Okay?
It's a good thing.

It shows how strong I am.
I'm glad it happened.

Look you still got
I talked him into it.

What?

Thank you!

You're welcome. Just
Twilight Zone. Alright?

Okay...
Sit down. you...

There's no hugging.

Just take this off your face.

(Norm on PA)
Santa! Elf?

I'll see you
back out there, okay?

(sobbing)





There we go
Hunter Toys! Toys.

Okay, Mom, just take this
to the front counter

and he'll print out
as you want, okay?

You again.

Sorry, Santa's lap is
closed for the day.

You got a minute?

Sure, what's up?

Well first,
I got a job. you last,

Congratulations!
As a Santa?

Yeah, yeah.
Jobs were taken. personator

I'm at Dobson's Toy Store.

So that's at least 3 weeks
I'll have coming.

But I was wondering.
Suit I have, only...

and I got a little damp
this afternoon.

From a kid, sitting on my lap.

It needs to be cleaned.

I see what you mean.

You couldn't just
in the sink? nts out

This is Armani silk.

Right...

What part of Armani
don't you understand?

Stupid idea.

I was wondering
I could borrow from? of fund

Just to get new clothes?
I'll pay you back Friday.

Sure.

I can lend you some.

No, I didn't mean
from you personally.

You're working.
You'll pay it back.

Besides, if you can't
who can you trust?

Thank you.

This Friday, I promise.

Hey, there's a thrift store
on Elm. e blocks from here

Two blocks to the right,
one block over.

You should be able to
for twenty bucks. ere

A thrift store?

Mmhmm.

That's where they sell
threw away, right? people

Okay, well thanks for the tip.

I'm going to a thrift store...



I want XBox with
a bunch of games.

Yeah, you know what
I'm gonna put you down for

100 toys Y carton,
they're much more fun.

They're crap.

No, they're not.

They are so.

(Sebastian)
Picture time.

Kid's got a point.

Really?
Your candy cane, r XBox,

now go have a Merry Christmas
the word crap!

Hey!

What's wrong with Hunter Toys?

I know you're
and I get it. heir toysk

Everyone's gotta
make a buck, right?

But seriously, Kids hate...?

Hey, Buddy...

Kids hate Hunter Toys.

Why?

They're cheap and
and they break.

Take a look at
sometime. ns counter

Okay, maybe one or two toys
are a little delicate.

No, dude, they're all like that.

I was a kid
believe me, I know. o

This...

This was
they ever made. toy

She's gorgeous.

How do you know
about the Princess Doll?

I'm a collector.
Yeah, I'm a collector.

I have various toys
dolls sometimes...

But I have, like,
a G.I JOE too!

There's nothing wrong
a good toy. iating

It's not like there's
meaning. p psychological

Okay fine, fine.
I'm sorry I asked.

All I'm saying is that
for a lots been responsible

of disappointed children
on Christmas morning.

If they're so bad
in business? they still

Marketing mainly.
They run ads everywhere.

Had me fooled until
I got my first Hunter toy.

You know the ironic thing?
Expensive that GOOD toys.

Well you have to pay
for the advertising.

Mmm... or they can build
better toys.

It's that little girl again.

Yeah I've been talking to
the staff about her.

They all know her,
she's here like, every day.

(from store speaker)
Santa Land! to

I'm gonna meet you
at your throne, okay?

Yeah.



I want a horsey,
and a duck, and lights.

A horsey, and a duck,
and lights.

Interesting.

Santa? Smile!

Thank you!
What we can do about

a horsey and a duck
And here's your

Hunter Toys catalogue,
your parents, all right? to

And find a nice toy in there.

Bye bye!

(stretching)

Uh, you know Santa's shop
is closed for the day.

But in your case
I will make an exception,

so come up here
for Christmas, okay? you want

Come on.
What you want for Christmas.



Tell you what.
This is the way it works.

You come up here, sit on my lap

and you tell me what
you want for Christmas.

There you go.

There we go.
Look at that, see?

It's not so bad.

What would you like
for Christmas?



Okay.

I'm here all day tomorrow.
So if you feel like it

you can come here,
and you tell Santa

what you want How about that?

All right.

Oh wait!

Don't forget your candy cane.

That is one seriously
weird little monkey.

I don't think she's weird.

She seems sad.

Yeah, well,
do about it. an

(Drake)
she's in the store,

or hanging around outside
closing. from opening to

She's probably a latch key kid.

Stores are
the only safe place for her.

That doesn't seem right.

Well it's not but that's
the way things are.

But she's there for hours.

Well school's
on Christmas break.

Just bugs me that
Santa's villageg to

but she doesn't want to
talk to Santa.

She's troubled.
You can't do more for her.

It bugs you because
you're a kind man.

No, I'm not.

That's not what
other people think.

What are you talking about?

I followed up on
no problems. ere wereo

You talked to Norm.

He said you're they've ever had.

Okay, the first few days
you've really open up.

I got into a routine.
The way I look. acting to

No, it's more than that.
And they all love you.

Norm said they've
of you and the children.

You're kidding.

Ask him yourself.

Okay, guys.
Kind of Christmas stuff.

So it would be great
if you could, um...

Go away.

We'll be back tomorrow
tomorrow then. n come back

But for now go. Away.
Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas.

Hey.

How long have you been here?

Let me ask you something.

You care about Santa, don't you?

I'm important to you, right?

Don't...



(Norm)
pay day! ta,

(Drake)
Yeah, thanks!

(Norm)
You're welcome!





Dad...

What's up, sport?

How can Santa get
down the chimney?

It's too small.

Oh, well...

You know, uh,
a problem for him. be

But you know, Drake,

sometimes Santa runs
a little late

in bringing the presents.

He's not gonna
on Christmas? cle

Well, he's got a lot to do.

On that one night.

Sometimes, it takes him
a little while to

deliver all the toys.

So if your bike isn't there,
Christmas morning,

that's why.

Do you understand?

He's gonna come through for ya.

One way or the other.

I promise.





I was worried about her
walking home alone.

So, I followed her.

Turns out she lives
I grew up in. ouse

Really?
Small world.

Second I saw that place,
I was reminded

of the last Christmas
we spent there.

My mom had passed
the previous year,

my dad had yet come
up with the prints...

The thing that finally
got his business going.

Looking back now
flat broke. ere absolutely

But that last Christmas,

I wanted a new bike so badly.

I bugged my dad
about it every day.

I remember that
Christmas morning,

running into and there is was.

(young Drake squealing)

It was amazing.

I was over the moon.

Took me a couple weeks,
you know, to notice, uh...

The sterling silver frame,

that held the picture

of my mom and dad's wedding...

It was missing.

You know what?

I asked him about it, you know...

He said that
for safe keeping. away

But I, oh man, I knew.

I knew that he had
sold it to buy my bike.



You know what, hey...

I owe you some money!

Here you go, thank you.

My pleasure.

So if you want to uh,
give me that address,

I can enter it
into the database.

If they ever
it should show up. e,

That'd be great.

Before I do that though,
I wanna know,

why are you in this girl?

I honestly don't know.

She wants something from me,

it's not like,

money or even presents.

I don't know what it is,
she knows what it is.

But I can see it, in her eyes.

You know, she needs me.

I was right.

You are a kind man.

(phone ringing)

(Drake)
Hello, Marge.

You're not supposed to
call the police! ng to

No just, just, just...
give me one minute.

Just, just
OK? minute.

I... I came to apologize
for the scene I made.

You see I, um...
I forgot my medication.

And I, uh...
and all worked up.

And I, uh, made
and I uh... of myself,

I wanna tell you that I'm sorry.

Apology accepted.

Good.

I have work to do, so...

Marge! It's me Drake!
As Santa Clause. e

Everybody does.
Of weird magic spell

that the real Santa Clause
put over me!

No, don't do that...
Give me one minute...

Don't don't... Hear me out!

Come on! No no!
Hear me out!

I am Drake.
Eat lunch is Casa Loma.

But it has to be
table number 12.

You lied to Tom Mitchell
and told him that

my car broke down
when in fact, our meeting

I bumped him to
from Houston. ant buyer

I started using
on my sideburns last year

but I make you buy it
do it myself! ed to

How would I know
all that if it wasn't me?

Oh, come on!
Really?

What, nothing?

Hey, Bill.

Huh?

No, no OK fine.
What's the use.

You don't have to
call the police, alright?

I'm, I'm gonna go.

Wait a minute...

Did Drake put you up to
of loyalty test? d

No!

You know what?
I don't care if he did.

I'm 3 months and after that,

I'm never gonna
see this place again.

So I'm going to
tell you what I think.

Number 1, you need to
get back on your meds.

And Number 2.
Pretend to be somebody,

you should pick somebody
better than Drake Hunter.

What does that mean?

I have been
thirty years. ny for

For the first 25 Drake's father.

He ran this company
with integrity

and with pride, and it showed.

Ever since he died,
is the bottom line.

That's business, it's...

No, my friend.
And sooner or later

it will come back
and bite you in the bum.

I do not want to that happens.

When this company
the man who's going to

have his hand on
is Drake Hunter!

And if you're
you can tell him I said so.

You can also tell him
with mes he's playingd

because I don't care about him.

Nobody here cares
about Drake Hunter!

(random employee)
That's a fact!

I don't think the whole worldin

who cares about Drake Hunter!

And there's the door,
work to do, go! e

Excuse me, Lisa...





Oh, yeah!
I'm Santa Clause,

that's right, Merry Christmas.

You know what?
Uh, the Dobson toy store

and tell me there
for Christmas, OK?

Won't that
be good huh? No?

Alright, what do you
all want for Christmas?

Go ahead tell me what you want.

What do you want?
Yeah?

I want a TV!
I want a laptop!

I want a racing car!
I want a unicorn!

You know what?
Just aboutstmas isn't

getting presents,
you what I mean,

you can have a lot
of fun around Christmas,

putting up decorations
you can uh, home,

put up the Christmas tree,
right, huh?

The Christmas tree,
put the lights on.

You can play games
with the family.

But we still want presents.

Yeah, yeah I guess
wouldn't you? t those,

They want presents.

No surprise.

A lot of them aren't gonna be
morning. uch Christmas

I'm sure you're right,
than ever this year.

So, what do we do?

Well we've got
here at the shelter. am

But the response hasn't
been very good.

I've been trying to
but it's just difficult.

Give me the rest of those.

I'll make sure people know.

Where are the toys coming from?

Donations.
And refurbish. ean toys

Got it.
Of these flyers?

Well I can print more up.

Do it.

Oh, I have to tell you,
her name is Gemma, nd,

she lives with her mother,
the father's gone.

They were on assistance,
but it ran out.

So, what are they living on now?

The mother must have a job.

I tell you what,
and talk to her, ight

tell her we're up on her, ing

making sure
everything is alright.

Thanks Nancy, I owe you.

Spread the word
that's thanks enough. e,

Ho ho ho!





(cardinal chirping)

All right. I've got
a deal for you.

You can have
what's on your list.

But, you have to
bring whatever old toys

you don't want anymore,
to this address.

All right, There you go.

(little girl)
Thanks, Santa!



Little guy right here...
Santa time.ooh.

WOOF!



Mr Smith, Good to see you!



Mr. Krandall...

Yes, Ma'am.

I wanted to ask you a question.

I'm on my way to
see Gemma's mother.

Do you wanna tag along?

Really?

Yeah, I'd love that.

Isn't she gonna think
a social workerdd when

and a Santa Clause
show up at her doorstep?

I told her that
a lot of time at the mall

and that the Santa Clause
keeps noticing her.

I made the appointment
already be in bed. l

Well, this is it.



Thank you.

(Alicia)
You're welcome.

I'm sorry.
I know how this looks,

I just, couldn't get
over the holidays.

My mom was helping out,
but she slipped a disc,

so I enrolled Gemma
at the church. rogram

But that's only 3 days a week.

She was supposed to
come straight home.

But I guess she couldn't
resist Santa.

I'm sorry I hope
any trouble. aused

Oh no.
No trouble.

We just...
make sure... ted to

We wanted to make sure
she has a happy Christmas.

Is there something
special she'd like?

You qualify for a toy
that we have. program

No! Please.
Of Gemma myself.

There was a time
but not anymore.

I make a home
I buy her Christmas presents.

Are you working full time?

Nearly.
Pays our food and rent.

But sometimes,
there are penalties.

Penalties?

If we don't
we're fined. tas

Well, that's not fair.

Miss Baxter.
When Gemma was born.

Some things aren't fair.

Um... Do you mind
my asking...

What kind of work do you do?

It's an assembly line.

Huh.
Of the company?

Hunter Toys.

Wow... I'm sorry.

Oh... no,
it's fine.

Are you OK?

Yeah I was just...
For Hunter Toys. she works

Well you must have
heard of them.

Oh yeah.

They run ads all the time.

They're the ones
who do The Princess Doll.

Oh! Please!
Talking abouts you

The Princess Doll
asking for one. l night

It's what she wants
in the world. thing

Her eyes light up
when the ads come on.

There's no way
you can get her one?

Surely Hunter Toys
of employee discount.

No.

I mean, I think more
and more companies

are trying to get away
sort of thing. t

I was saving for one.

That jar was almost full.

But Gemma needed
and that's more important.

I just never thought to
what she needs, r

I'd have to deny her
what she wants.





Oh, Dragon, for the Dragon, ork

I think it will be
the right choice.

OK, buddy, here you go.

We'll see you later.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Need your help.

Look Santa has to
go feed his reindeer

and Little Elf is going to
show you some new toys.

Ok!

Who wants to see
toy collection? Lebanese

Really?

I'll just show them some
race car stuff... OK.

Yeah that'd be
a good idea, right.

OK, guys, follow me, Isle 7, 7!

Don't make them cry
or scream. OK?

(Sebastian)
Isle 7.his...

I need to talk to you.

Actually what I need is
for you to talk to me.

Now you've been coming
here every day

and watching Santa
but you won't say anything.

What would make you
happy this Christmas?

Oh come on, Gemma, talk to me.

You know my name?

Santa Clause knows
every boy and girl's name.

It's a trick.
You're a fake,

there's no such thing
as Santa Clause!

How can you say that?

Because it's true!

My mom works hard
making toys for other kids!

I asked Santa last year
couldn't afford it! er

Parents are the ones
not you! g presents,

Well maybe you can
another chance?

No, you're a phoney,
I don't believe in you!

If you don't believe in me,

why do you come here every day?

Why do you climb up
on Santa's lap?

Gemma!

(Nancy)
believe. she wants tok

But every kid thinks
I'm Santa Clause

except for the one
convince. want to

Kriss.
Better this way.

She knows other kids
are gonna get toys

that she can only
dream about owning.

She realizes that
life isn't fair.

Isn't that better than
but that he plays favorites?



That might be get a doggie to

That's a great idea.
Give you a candy cane.

OK see you later, Jordan,
have a good Christmas.

(Jordan)
Thank you, Santa!

Hm...

You seen that little girl today?

(Sebastian)
No. It's weird.

I hope she's OK.

It's Christmas time,
Christmas stuff. ust got

Yeah.



Have a Merry Christmas.
Take care.

(PA)
the store will be closing...

And that

is a wrap

on Christmas!

You're so weird.

(Norm)
Who wants to get paid?

Oh, buddy!
(laughing)

(Sebastian)
get paid! ant to

Santa, what's your deal?
Let's go. Pay time!

Yeah, I'm coming.

(Sebastian)
What happened? zed.

(Norm)
on the other one. ent dead

So, just recharge it.

Uh, I just never intend to
It's gone.

A ha!
Thank you.

Your Hunter bonus is
It's not very big.

Yeah, it's OK.

I think the word about
among the kids, huh?

Too bad.
Chunk of change for ya.

Anyway.
Great work, you guys.

If either of you guys
call me. ob next Christmas,

You call me!

All right.

(Norm)
a great team.

Thanks.
Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

We do though.

We do, we make a...

We make a great team.

Can I tell you something?

Sure.

Confession time.
Time. truth or dare...

I just...

I just never worked
with somebody who's so

like completely immerses
the way you did. e

I just really learned
That's all.you.

You did?

Yeah, I mean just,
didn't notice but, like,

I was watching you
the whole time.

OK, well thanks.

So...

So...

You know you probably
about working with me?

Confession time,
like, truth or dare...

You did a great job
playing an elf.

You convinced everybody
a normal human being.

Just...

Thank you.

You're welcome.
And, uh,

you took some great
pictures too, by the way.

You really should
a career in photography.

Thanks, Kriss.

Hey, Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas to
you too, Sebastien.

You take care
of yourself, all right?

I'm just gonna...

Whoa whoa!
OK, yeah, um...

It's OK.
Not a big deal.

It's a little uncomfortable.

It's not a big deal.

It is.
Merry Christmas.

(OK... alright.
Awesome. ng)



(Drake)
Hey.

Hey, just in time.

My father was a maniac
icicles on the tree. ing

He insisted they go in
the exact right place.

It's torture when
you're a little kid.

Did you make these?

Yeah. I figured
the more sincere they are.

You must really like Christmas.

I love everything about it.

The only thing that
more specialhis moment

is if there were children
Christmas carols.

So did Gemma
the exchange? come to

No.

I'm sorry.

Hm...

Kriss, you did
everything you could.

Yeah, I guess.

I know what you need.

I make egg nog
because I love it.

But I never drink it,
calories a glass. ten thousand

But, I think tonight
calls for it.

To Kriss Krandall.

The department store Santa
the real Santa I ever met.

CLINK

It's good.

So, how did the exchange go?

It was a smash.
Showing up all afternoon.

All of them holding one
you passed out.

There's gonna be
thanks to you. kids tomorrow

You did all the work,
I just did the marketing.

Yeah, but you're good at it.

Oh!
Wait a minute...





Beautiful.

Yeah.

Why don't you have a boyfriend?

What?
(laughing)

You're the most
I've ever met loving person

and I don't know why
grabbed you. n't

Well I spend most
at the shelter.

It's not exactly a place
find romance.

Of course.

Oh!

It's bad luck not to
kiss under mistletoe.

Really?

Yup.



If I was just a couple
of decades younger...

(laughing)

Look I, uh...

I have a friend, and uh,

well I know,
crazy about you. be

You know
like him too. ight

But I've...

I've sorta lost touch with him.

But you know,
meet him.'d like to,

Yeah, if he's a friend
of yours, sure.

That'd be great.

So here's to old friends, huh?

Oh let's not forget
toast of all... tant

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas.

(carolers singing)

♪ God rest ye,
let nothing you dismay. ♪

♪ Remember Christ
on Christmas Day ♪rn

♪ To save us all
when we were gone astray. ♪

♪ O tidings of comfort
and joy, comfort and joy, ♪

♪ O tidings of comfort
and joy... ♪♪

"You're fake.
As Santa Clause"thing

"No, you're a phoney,
I don't believe in you!"





SMASH!

Halt! Santa!
Santa, don't move!

Santa just looted
Requesting backup!



That's right, fat man!

What are you doing?
What are you doing?

Oh you're mine now
Oh! dy, ha ha.

Looks like Santa's
in the slammer. istmas

Come on...

You know what?
Don't go anywhere.

Maybe your elves
some bail. p with

It's not funny, it's not funny!

(security guard)
It kinda is!

Hey come on!
You don't understand!

COME ON!

Need some help?

YOU!

What's that you're
holding in your hand?

It's a doll.

It's for a little girl I know
and I didn't steal it.

I took it from my own company!

Congratulations, Mr Hunter.

You found your inner Santa.

That means you your outer one.

(sleigh bells jingling)

(security guard)
whoa... t, big guy,

Mr. Hunter,
doing here? u

What did you call me?

Mr... Hunter.

So you, uh, you see me?

Huh?
Drake Hunter?

Yes, Sir,
Mr. Hunter.

(laughing)

Yeah, this clown broke
the store front window!

Buddy, I got the cops
waiting outside.

Let's go!

It's alright,
I'll take care of it.

But Sir, he broke
the store front window.

It's OK, it's OK, good work,

you go tell the police that
it was a false alarm.

It's OK.

Yes, Sir,
Mr. Hunter...

You have an errand to
Drake? night, don't you,

I've had some experience
Let me help you.

(sleigh bells ringing)

(wind blowing)





Can I look like you again?
Just for a minute?

(sleigh bells jingling)

GASP!

Merry Christmas, Gemma!

Santa, you came!

Well of course I did.

Did you think I'd forget you?

But I stopped believing in you.

I don't think you did.
Not really.

I saw you
at the store every day.

Was that really you?

What do you think?
Santa Clause? ike

And if I was a fake,
how would I know that

this is what you really
wanted for Christmas.

It's the most I've ever seen!

Oh, thank you!

You're welcome.

Do you want some cookies?

You know I, uh, I wish I could,

but Santa has presents
other boys and girls.

But I want you to promise me,

that even if you
don't see me for a long time,

that you'll
never stop believing.

Promise?

I promise.

Good girl.
Sleep, OK? ck to

It's a very big day tomorrow.

There you go.

Goodnight, Santa.

Goodnight, Gemma.



Thank you.

Ready to go home?

Yeah.



(sleigh bells jingling)

(wind blowing)



Marge!

Drake?

You did call me Drake, right?

Yes, shouldn't I?

Yes. Call me Drake
right? u recognize me,

I'm beginning to wonder...

Merry Christmas!

Now I'm really
Where have you been?

Come on let's go
I'll buy you dinner! Eve,

And then we can talk
about your Christmas bonus!

I've already had dinner
bonuses... on't give

I do now!

A complete overhaul...
The quality of our product.

I want to give
all employees, ek to

I mean, they can work
overtime if they want.

A better health plan,
a better dental plan.

Let's see a little bit better.

What has gotten into you?

I don't know,
the Christmas spirit. l it

Now that brings me to
the reason why

I'm taking you away from
your home on Christmas Eve.

My cats won't mind.

Look, I uh,

I know that
retiring in 3 months...

But I'm asking you to stay.

I need you, Marge.

You remember
when my father was alive.

I got away from that...

I was wrong.

I need your help to
on the right path.

Even if it means you're
of the head occationally

when I'm doing something stupid.

Come on, will you do it?

I'd love to slap you!

(laughing)

Through an error
may be defective. ntrol,

Now we don't want to
so if one of our toys breaks

then bring it back
for a full refund.

And please... give us
a second chance.

Everybody deserves that.

I give it my personal promise
that Hunter Toys is going to

be the finest toy company,
in the world.

So what do you think?

It's going to cost you
a fortune!

It's great, isn't it?

(bell ringing)

Morning shift has arrived!

They're not gonna believe
belated bonuses!





Hi!

Hi.

Do you have a minute?

My name is Drake Hunter.

Oh, you're the guy...

Yeah, the guy who made
his company is, how bad

yes, apparently have seen that.

Actually I saw it
It's gone viral.

Really?

Wow, my marketing
trying to go viral for years.

And all it took was
a little humility.

What can I do for you,
Mr. Hunter?

Oh, please, um, Drake.

We have a mutual friend.

Kriss Krandall.

Kriss!
Well where did he go?

I came in
and he was gone! ristmas

He told me that
move on with his life. o

I didn't get a chance to
say goodbye.

Yeah. He's really sorry
couldn't be helped. just

Oh and he, uh,
wanted you to have this.

He knows it's a little late,

but these are the carolers to

help make your
Christmas perfect.

I can't believe
he remembered that.

Sweet!

You're a friend of Kriss's...

Yeah.

I'm sorry I don't mean to
be rude, it just seems,

like you two would travel
in very different circles.

It's a long, long story

but yes,
I'm... very close to him.

And he told me all about you.

He said that
person he'd ever met.

Well he was just being nice.

I don't think so.

I think he's right.

And um, well
mentioned me to you. had

You're the friend
he was talking about!

I thought he was talking
about somebody normal.

No, I'm sorry,
like you're not normal...

It's OK.
I think it's debatable.

When you laugh,
that laugh before. eard

A little bit like deja vu, huh?

It's weird, isn't it?

Look, do you have plans
for dinner?

Ah. Yeah...

You know, why don't you
just put that in the fridge,

and let me take you out
nothing fancy,

we'll just go to
Mel's at the corner.

You know Mel's?

Chris told me about it.
Best burgers in the world.

Well, as long as you're
a friend of Kriss's...

I'm actually a very good
friend of Kriss's...

After you.

Thank you.



(sleigh bells jingling)

Do you hear that?

(sleigh bells jingling)

Bells.

Yeah.

It's beautiful.

(sleigh bells jingling)

That's Santa Clause.

He's heading back home.

You seem so sure of that.

Well he happens to
of mine. y good friend

You don't say.

And if you're lucky one day,
I'll tell you the story

of how Santa Clause and I met.