In a recent interview with The Wrap, Hollywood actor Tim Allen, 69, who will be starring in Disney Plus’s The Santa Clauses, says the six-part series will be focusing on the religious aspects of Christmas.
Allen stated the original script was emphasizing otherworldly things such as ghosts and goblins, but after Allen’s insistence has since decided it will focus on the real St. Nicholas, who was the historic figure on which modern Santa Claus is based.
“I said no, this is Christ-mas. It’s Christ-mas. It literally is a religious holiday,” Allen said in the interview. “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.”
That part of the story will not be developed until the final two shows of the series. St Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra (270 AD to 340 AD), who became famous for the miracles attributed to his prayers and his secret gift-giving.
Allen also sparked controversy among Twitter’s woke crowd, when the actor tweeted a line from the show, when some asks Allen, who is playing Santa, what is bothering him and answered, “Saying Merry Christmas to all has suddenly become problematic!” His tweet caused several to react.
Allen is known for his Santa Clause roles. It started in 1994, when he starred in a movie called The Santa Clause, where he played Scott Allen who took over the role of the famed distributor of gift
Allen also starred in Christmas with the Kranks, a movie that our family enjoys watching each Christmas.
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