In a snow covered village, the children are told of a magical kingdom (pre-Disney). Everyone celebrates when Claus and his wife, Anya, pull
up in their sleigh. They pass toys off to the kids. The intrepid duo head out in a raging snowstorm to reach the next village. However, the
snow is so thick, they can’t find the road. The cold even starts affecting the reindeer that keel over.
The North Star shines even brighter. The reindeer awaken as do Claus and Anya. They spot a giant Christmas tree. The elves appear and
greet them. Dudley Moore inspects the sleigh. The elves take the couple to their new home.
Tour fu ensues of the toy workshop. Santa is shown a giant room filled with toys that he is to give to all the children of the world. The
elves explain to the couple they will be immortal, too (unless they take their head and with it their power, got to throw in a Highlander
joke every so often…).
Night, Dudley is tending to Santa’s reindeer and several more. He shows Santa some of his ideas like an alarm clock.
Wake up calls rouses the elves who trudge off to work. Toy construction fu. Santa’s red suit is designed. Montage of loading Santa’s
bag. The snow falls as the elves celebrate “Seasons greetings.”
Santa is in his red suit when a wizened elf explains that Santa is the chosen one to deliver gifts to all the children of the world on
Christmas Eve. Time will bend to help him and fly. Burgess Meredith, the ancient elf, proclaims him Santa Claus.
The elves feed the reindeer magic corn, and Santa heads out. Montage of kids getting toys ensues.
Santa starts getting letters. Anya wants him not to reward bad children. The naughty and nice lists ensue. A kiddie song assaults us.
Santa gets mad after hearing the “Night before Christmas.” The part about his belly shaking inspires him to try to go on a diet. He is
worn-out from all the work. Anya convinces him that an assistant would be a big help.
Caroling in New York City, the street urchin boy, Joe, spots a street Santa boozing it up. Elsewhere, Cornelia, the poor little rich
girl, who doesn’t have a loving family, exchanges meaningful glances with urchin boy.
Dudley and the other elf compete for being Santa’s assistant. Battle of the toy construction ensues. Dudley has created a robot toy
These aren't reindeer horns, they're quotation marks for when I'm serious
Unfortunately, it isn’t up to quality control and numerous faulty toys get through it. Dudley is promoted.
Back in NYC, Joe watches people eat. Later, he spies on Cornelia who gives him some food.
Santa rides again to deliver toys. He spots Joe and teleports him to prove that he is the true Saint Nick. Santa even lets Joe ride and
later drive the sleigh. Santa goes back to delivering toys and lets Joe tag along. They are caught by Cornelia. Santa even promises to see
Joe next Christmas.
The kids start playing with the Christmas toys that start falling apart. Bullies beat up Joe for saying good things about Santa? Cornelia’s
friends are mad that Santa gave them crappy toys.
Toys are flying back to the North Pole as returns. Dudley quits and leaves the North Pole.
Washington, D.C., BZ is before a Senate committee on the dangers of his toys: flammable toys, broken glass in teddy bears, etc…
Santa learns that Dudley has left.
Dudley teleports to NYC. He sees numerous BZ toys being taken off the shelves. That makes him think they’re really good. He goes to meet
BZ who first denies the existence of Santa Claus. Dudley wants to create new toys. BZ explains to him how important advertising is. Dollar
signs roll in front of this greedy mogul’s eyes as he sees a way to improve his reputation.
Back at the North Pole, Santa carves a toy for Joe that looks like Dudley.
A commercial for Dudley’s new toy is played on TV. BZ sees that Dudley is ready to deliver the toy in his rocket powered flying sled with
Christmas Eve, Santa spots Joe and gives him the toy. They fly around the city.
Cornelia plays with Santa’s toy. She ignores the BZ toy, which is a lollypop. Her aunt tries it and starts levitating.
Reporters meet Dudley. He wants to go back to the North Pole. BZ convinces him to amp up using the magic dust for more power (pardon
he Home Improvement in-joke.). BZ plans on creating CHRISTMAS 2 for March 25.
Santa thinks about hanging up his hat and maybe his head from a noose. Times have changed.
Joe visits Cornelia.
Dudley starts creating candy canes that are more powerful than the lollypops.
Cornelia keeps Joe stay at her place because he’s sick. Hauser, BZ’s lawyer, arrives and has to talk with BZ, who is Cornelia’s
uncle. The kids over hear BZ’s plan to replace Santa Clause. BZ catches UB. Hauser learns the candy canes are dangerous. They explode
if exposed to high heat. BZ wants to keep that a secret. Take the money and leave Dudley as the Fall Guy (in a non-Lee Majors way).
Joe is tied up in BZ’s factory.
Cornelia writes a letter to Santa about everything.
Santa heads out with less reindeers since 2 are sick. Flying to the Big Apple, he picks up Cornelia.
While Dudley is working, he finds Joe. He learns that Santa does miss him. They decide to fly to the North Pole and let Santa have the
canes unaware of the danger.
Santa spots them in the rocket sleigh.
The cops come for BZ. He gorges himself on candy canes and flies away.
Santa chases after Dudley because the rocket sled is starting to overheat. Santa gets the reindeers to into the “impossible” Super Duper
Looper at the last minute to save Dudley and Joe.
At the North Pole, the elves are celebrating. Joe and Cornelia want to stay there for the year.
Elsewhere, BZ is floating into orbit without explosively decompressing or bothered by a lack of oxygen…