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Tim Allen addresses the bizarre plot holes in The Santa Clause movies

Joe Harker

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Tim Allen addresses the bizarre plot holes in The Santa Clause movies

Tim Allen has been poking some holes in the logic of the Santa Clause franchise, and it's hard not to think he's got a point.

He's back as Scott Calvin, who ended up having to become the new Santa Claus, in Disney Plus series The Santa Clauses, and the actor has been pointing out some weird moments from the classic Christmas movies.

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The series is based around Allen's character looking to hand over the role of Santa Claus to a successor after 30 years doing the job, but he makes the wrong choice, and it all spirals from there.

The series is available on Disney Plus now and some people have been critiquing it for a line where Allen's character complains that saying 'Merry Christmas to all' has 'suddenly become problematic'.

A few people hit out at this, pointing out that 'Happy Holidays' has been around for decades, and the number of people taking offence at the idea that people are offended by saying 'Merry Christmas' far exceeds the actual number of people taking offence at 'Merry Christmas'.

Tim Allen thought The Santa Clause had more than a few plot holes. Credit: Maximum Film / Alamy Stock Photo
Tim Allen thought The Santa Clause had more than a few plot holes. Credit: Maximum Film / Alamy Stock Photo

Speaking to Jimmy Fallon, he took the opportunity to point out a few plot holes in the 1994 film which ended up becoming a Christmas classic.

He said: "I never understood even in the movie why the elves, when I showed up at the North Pole, didn't go, 'Hey, what happened to the other guy?'

"You know, I just hop in the sleigh with the kid and we go off. No one ever asks, 'Does Mrs Claus know that the other guy is dead? Did the other guy die?'"

"There's huge holes – why doesn't Mrs Claus have a name, what's her first name?"

It might have been a while since you last saw The Santa Clause, so you may not remember that Scott Calvin got the Santa Claus gig in a really dark twist for a classic Christmas movie, by accidentally killing the previous Santa.

Apparently none of the elves were particularly bothered that Santa Claus was dead. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
Apparently none of the elves were particularly bothered that Santa Claus was dead. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

The original script for the movie was going to be even darker, because instead of accidentally killing Santa by making him fall off a roof, Tim Allen's character was supposed to shoot and kill him.

Despite nothing saying 'Christmas classic' quite like Santa Claus himself getting blasted to pieces, Disney nixed that particular idea for some unknown reason.

Apparently it's a bad idea to start your Christmas movie with your hero 'murdering Santa', with Allen arguing back that Disney 'kill all the parents' in their other movies so it's not like the kids watching wouldn't be ready for it.

Meanwhile, some fans are only just realising why it's spelt 'Clause' and not 'Claus', and they can't believe they haven't figured out the reason until now.

Featured Image Credit: NBC/ Buena Vista

Topics: Christmas, TV and Film, Celebrity, Disney Plus

Joe Harker
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