With his Disney+ miniseries “The Santa Clauses,” Tim Allen is standing up for Christmas as a “Christian holiday.”
Tim Allen’s new miniseries “The Santa Clauses” has been airing on Disney+ for a few weeks now, and there has been some backlash about how it treats Christianity. In a new interview, Allen says that he won’t change his mind about wanting to “honour the Christian tradition” of the holiday.
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It is a Christian holiday.
Allen told Fox News, “We honour the Christian tradition without making a big deal about it.” “It is what it is; it’s not.”
He went on, “It’s a Christian holiday.” “So, we don’t talk about it too much, but we also don’t ignore it. “I love how we handle it.”
Before this project, Allen had told The Wrap that he wanted to put the “Christ” back in “Christmas.”
“It used to have a lot of characters from other worlds, like ghosts and goblins. I told her no, it was Christmas. Christmas is here. It’s a religious holiday in every way,” Allen said. “We don’t have to shout it from the rooftops, but I want you to know. This is all about that. If you want to know about Santa Claus, you must go back in time, and it’s all about religion.
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“It’s really great.”
Allen said that the show’s writers came up with a “brilliant” way to include Christianity.
He said, “It’s really great.” “They took a chance, and we did well with it.”
Allen talked about how hard it was for him to make “The Santa Clauses” in his most recent interview. He said that making a miniseries was a “new format” for him since he’s spent most of his career making movies or 30-minute weekly sitcoms.
Allen said, “To get that first episode, I need to think about the fourth and sixth episodes.” “The beginning, middle, and end look like a six-hour movie. I said, “This thing is very good, and it’s only the beginning. We’ll keep going in this direction.”
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“This is a new format for me, and I can think of creative ways to use it,” he said. “No, it’s not a TV show. It is not a film. It’s a hybrid, and it’s what we’ve been forced or challenged to do. It’s like a long movie or a well-made TV show with a lot of creativity.
Allen has no plans to stop working.
Allen will be 70 next year, but he has no plans to retire any time soon.
“Once I started going to Disney and working on ‘Home Improvement,’ ‘Last Man Standing,’ and other shows, I loved every minute of it,” he said. “I never feel like I’m working, so I’m not sure how to stop doing this.”
Allen said he doesn’t want to retire because he still “loves” making people laugh.
Allen said, “I don’t know if my friend Jay Leno ever said it this way.” “Once, he asked me, ‘Why?’ I say, “I’ve had a house in Mexico for a very, very long time.” And then he asks, “What do you do there?” I said, “Well, I don’t know,” and he said, “Retire is just another word for death. Waiting to die.’ And I say, “You know, Jay, I never saw it that way. I wish you hadn’t said that.'”
“I enjoy what I do.”
“I have two friends who love to play tennis in their retirement,” he said. “They wake up and eat breakfast slowly with the wife. They love being old and free. Because I love what I do, it takes me almost my whole vacation to finally get two days off.
We all know that the war on Christmas is still going on in this country, so it may not have been easy for Allen to make sure that “The Santa Clauses” made references to Christianity in the liberal world of Hollywood. We think it’s great that he went so far out of his way to put “Christ” back in Christmas in such a big way.
Tomorrow, Disney+ will have the last episode of “The Santa Clauses.” Check it out for yourself to see what a great job Allen did with this miniseries.