Trivia / Santa Claus: The Movie

  • What Could Have Been
    • John Carpenter (of all people) was the first choice to direct. He was turned down by the producers as he wanted final cut and a chance to do the score as well. Also, his choice for Santa was Brian Dennehy.
    • Paul McCartney was originally going to write and perform a theme song, but his record label put the kibosh on that.
    • This was initially going to be an all-out musical, but the genre's popularity was at a low ebb in The '80s so the producers changed their plans.