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Overall B

This ambitious production tries to create the definitive Santa Claus, with elaborate sets and reindeer animatronics. Then the script places Saint Nick (David Huddleston) and his elf Patch (Dudley Moore) in a modern day misadventure with an unscrupulous toy maker (John Lithgow).

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG

Why is Santa Claus - The Movie rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Santa Claus - The Movie is rated PG for

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Most of the movie’s content issues fall into the latter half—which is set in the modern day. Here a cigar-smoking villain is responsible for making unsafe toys, taking advantage of others, uttering threats and kidnapping a child. A few mild profanities and terms of Deity used as expletives are heard. Sexual content is limited to the costumes of some dancing girls hired to promote a product. Other minor depictions of concern include a man dressed as Santa and collecting money for the poor but instead uses the cash to buy alcohol, a child who is nasty to a cat, and the homeless situation of the character named Joe.

Santa Claus - The Movie
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British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G