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‘This is Christ-mas’: Actor Tim Allen Pushed Back on Original ‘The Santa Clauses’ Plot in Quest to Explore Holiday’s ‘Religious’ History

Coverage of actor Tim Allen’s new Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses” has primarily focused on a line his character uttered about “saying Merry Christmas,” but there’s another proclamation worth exploring.

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.

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