Executive Producer Tim Allen Demands New Disney Plus Christmas Series Be More About Christ, "This Is Christ-mas"
With Christmas being a month away, many are getting into the season by beginning to watch Christmas-related movies and shows.
While many programs revolve around Santa, romance, and reindeer, one series is looking to remind its viewers of the true meaning of Christmas.
“The Santa Clauses,” a series produced by Tim Allen, plans on being more Christ focused. In “The Santa Clauses,” which premiered on Disney+ November 19, Allen reprises his role as Scott Calvin, who is about to turn 65 and coming to the realization that he cannot be Santa forever, according to The Wrap.
While the other movies in “The Santa Claus” franchise did not focus on religious themes, Allen is looking into going in that direction with “The Santa Clauses,” which is a six-part series. It was important to him that this installment steered clear of any outrageous kind of spirits or creatures, since these have nothing to do with Christmas.
“It originally had a lot of otherworldly characters, and ghosts, and goblins. I said, ‘No, this is Christ-mas. It’s Christ-mas. It literally is a religious holiday,'” Allen told The Wrap.
“We don’t have to blow trumpets, but I do want you to acknowledge it; that’s what this is about. If you want to get into Santa Claus, you’re gonna have to go back to history, and it’s all about religion.”
According to Allen, religion won’t be tackled in the series until the final two episodes and believes that the team found a “brilliant way” to incorporate religion into the story.
“It’s really wonderful. They took a chance, and we did it really well,” Allen said.
Allen also added that the series will integrate the story of St. Nicholas into the story, according to Faithwire.
“The heart of Christmas is about giving. Getting is what we’ve gotten used to … but the whole thing is about what it’s like to give,” he said. “Give as a father to his children. … It is so magic.”