This is nice to see.
Hey, at least someone remembers Christmas should have something to do with Christ. Go Tim Allen!
Faith Wire: The 69-year-old comedian recently told “The Wrap” religion will be present in the new six-part series — an interesting diversion from the first three “The Santa Clause” films, as faith was never a part of those narratives.
Allen told the outlet the original plot for the Disney+ series had some elements he didn’t want to include, as he sought to focus on “Christ-mas” and the season’s true meaning.
“It originally had a lot of otherworldly characters, and ghosts, and goblins. I said, ‘No, this is Christ-mas. Its Christ-mas. It literally is a religious holiday,’” he said. “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.”
Fans won’t see the “brilliant” way religion was tackled in the series until the final two episodes, but Allen seemed enthusiastic about the presentation.
“It’s really wonderful,” he said. “They took a chance, and we did it really well.”
Allen mirrored these comments last week in an interview with TV host Kelly Clarkson, explaining how the real story of St. Nicholas will be integrated into the series.
“We dive deep as it gets later about St. Nicholas and the Turkish priest that started this,” he said.
But Allen also delivered a powerful message about the power of giving to others.
“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.”
November 23, 2022 at 12:58 pm
Um … OK. So 28 years after the franchise began, he wants a little splash of religion? And we’re supposed to be impressed somehow?
Throwing Christians a bone does not make Star Trek into a Christian series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llI-W8CuEUg.
Throwing Christians a bone will not make The Santa Clauses into a Christian series, either.
I was not planning to watch it before. You really give me no reason to change my plans.
November 23, 2022 at 6:17 pm
November 23, 2022 at 1:52 pm
Well, this is good, and rather surprising for modern Disney.
A niggling point about St. Nicholas of Myra’s ethnicity. Myra is today in Turkey, but it was in a province of the Roman Empire in St. Nicholas’ day, centuries before the Turks migrated in and conquered the territory from the Christians. So “Turkish priest” is anachronistic.
November 23, 2022 at 4:51 pm
The heart of Christmas, I suggest, is about the birth of Jesus, who came to save us. Giving each other gifts seems to be a far away second at best. And, there is nothing magic about giving gifts.
November 23, 2022 at 4:53 pm
Having a Disney+ account is antithetical to Christianity since Disney is LGBTP+. Not giving money to the child molestors of Florida just to see Tim Allen play St. Nicholas punching Arius on TV. (You know that silly myth that he punched Arius at Nicea is all the “religion” he will splash in, BTW).