Tim Allen’s Disney+ miniseries “The Santa Clauses” defends Christmas as a “Christian celebration.”
Tim Allen’s new Disney+ miniseries “The Santa Clauses” has been showing for a few weeks, and there has been some criticism over how it portrays Christianity. Allen said in a recent interview that he will not change his opinion about wanting to “honor the Christian tradition” of the holiday.
First trailer for THE SANTA CLAUSES starring Tim Allen
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It is a religious holiday.
“We honor the Christian heritage without making a big issue about it,” Allen told Fox News. “It is what it is, and it is not.”
Allen previously told The Wrap that he wants to put the “Christ” back in “Christmas.”
“It used to feature many characters from other realms, such as ghosts and goblins. I told her no since it was Christmas. Christmas has arrived. “In every aspect, it’s a holy festival,” Allen explained. “We don’t need to shout it from the mountaintops, but I want you to know. That is all there is to it. You must go back in time to learn about Santa Claus, and it is all about religion.
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Allen stated that the show’s creators had a “wonderful” approach to include Christianity.
“It’s very fantastic,” he remarked. “They took a gamble, and we made the best of it.”
Allen discussed how difficult it was for him to produce “The Santa Clauses” in his most recent interview. He described filming a miniseries as a “new format” for him, having spent the most of his career doing movies or 30-minute weekly comedy.
“I need to think about the fourth and sixth episodes to get that first episode,” Allen explained. “ The beginning, middle, and finish scenes appear to be from a six-hour film. “This stuff is pretty nice, and it’s only the beginning,” I added. We’ll continue in this direction.”
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“This is a new platform for me, and I can see how I might utilize it creatively,” he remarked. “No, it’s not a television show. It’s not a movie. It’s a hybrid, and it’s what we’ve been compelled to do. It’s similar to a long film or a well-produced TV program with a lot of imagination.
Allen has no intention of retiring.
Allen will be 70 years old next year, but he has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
“I liked every minute of it until I started coming to Disney and working on ‘Home Improvement,’ ‘Last Man Standing,’ and other series,” he remarked. “I never feel like I’m working, therefore I don’t know how to stop.”
Allen has stated that he does not want to retire since he “loves” seeing people laugh.
“I don’t know if my pal Jay Leno ever expressed it this way,” Allen remarked. “He once asked me, ‘Why?'” “I’ve had a residence in Mexico for a very, very long time,” I explain. Then he inquires, “What do you do there?” I answered, “Well, I don’t know,” and he said, “Retire is simply another term for death. ‘I’m waiting to die.’ “You know, Jay,” I reply, “I never saw it that way. I’m sorry you said that.'”
“I enjoy what I do.”
“In their retirement, I have two buddies who like playing tennis,” he explained. “They get up slowly and eat breakfast with the wife. They enjoy their elderly age and freedom. Because I enjoy what I do, it takes virtually the whole holiday for me to finally have two days off.
We all know that the war on Christmas is still ongoing in this nation, so Allen’s decision to include references to Christianity in “The Santa Clauses” in the liberal world of Hollywood may not have been easy. We believe it’s fantastic that he went out of his way to reintroduce “Christ” to Christmas in such a dramatic way.
The last episode of “The Santa Clauses” will be available on Disney+ tomorrow. Check it out for yourself to see how well Allen handled this miniseries.