In the movie, Scott Calvin becomes Santa Claus but cannot cope with this new development at first. He denies the whole thing claiming “it was a dream”. The first stage of grief is denial and rejecting what you know now to be true. He even denies all of the changes to his body when he sees the doctor.
He gets angry with the people who think he’s crazy because Charlie (Eric Lloyd) thinks he’s Santa Claus. Also, he gets really defensive of “Santa without his slay”. He does not want Santa to appear militaristic to the general audience.
Scott begins to bargain with Charlie to “keep this secret”. He makes a deal with his son to avoid the grief of him becoming Santa Claus. People treat Charlie differently because he thinks his father is Kris Kringle.
However, after Thanksgiving, the acceptance finally arrives. He goes back to the North Pole and accepts his position as Santa Claus. Even after being arrested by the police, he still claims he is “Kris Kringle”.
The irony lies in Santa Claus being upset and grieving over taking over the most magical job ever!
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