When Charlie and the new Santa return to the North Pole for the new Christmas in The Santa Clause, Bernard introduces the techno-savvy elf Quentin, who proceeds to tell Santa about the gadgets the sleigh now has. This is a nod to the James Bond series character “Q”, who is the technology master for James Bond’s vehicles.

Diamonds Are Bullshit.

Diamonds are not rare; their demand is a marketing invention. In 1938 De Beers hired an ad agency who arbitrarily decided that a diamond engagement ring is worth 1 month’s salary. It worked so well they increased it to 2 months’ salary. De Beers carefully restricts supply to keep the prices high.

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For one week in November 1994, Tim Allen had the #1 movie at the box office (The Santa Clause), the #1 rated television show (“Home Improvement”), and the #1 New York Times best-selling book (“Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man”).

Elves are scattered throughout The Santa Clause in Scott and Charlie’s world. The little blonde girl walking away from the window at the opening of the movie; the little boy putting his jacket on and wearing a red scarf as Scott and Charlie are led to their seat in Denny’s; the girl walking behind the bench when Scott has kids lined up at Charlie’s soccer game; the girl in the purple coat who walks by Scott and Charlie in the park when Scott wants Charlie to stop talking about the Santa Claus; and the attentive little boy in the blue turtleneck behind Charlie’s desk during show and tell are all elves. They show up as a group at the end of the movie when Scott flies away from the Miller house, and they are the kids who run and skip off.