For the umpteenth time tonight there has been a rerun of the French movie Le Père Noël est une ordure on French TV. The flick is drawn from an extremely successful 1979 play. The movie has attained a cult status in France. It's just silly and totally unpretentious but quite effective.
Just, I had no idea an American remake had been directed in 1994 by no less than Nora Ephron with Steve Martin and Madeleine Kahn. I'm sorry to say I had never heard of that actress before. John Steward also is part of the cast.
Apparently the movie didn't make it in the U.S although the viewers' comments aren't all that negative.
The scene in the elevator exists in the original version and features a very well-known French actress, Josiane Balasko who, for the sake of it, is married to the American actor George Aguilar.