By: Tiffany Salerno
Many Christmas-related songs and movies forget the true meaning of the holiday, but Hollywood veteran Tim Allen is making sure that doesn’t happen in the final two installments of “The Santa Clause” series.
Though the first three editions have been simply secular, family-friendly films — and the next one isn’t set to be much different in the spiritual sense — the two coming after (movies five and six) plan to include mention of Jesus, the reason for the season.
Tim Allen is using his role not only as star of the show but also as executive producer to honor Christ and keep ungodly elements out of the gates.
TheWrap reports that Allen said it was important to him that “The Santa Clauses” include references to Christianity and avoid any kind of demonic creatures or spirits.
“It originally had a lot of otherworldly characters, and ghosts, and goblins. I said no, this is Christ-mas. It’s Christ-mas. It literally is a religious holiday,” Allen told TheWrap. “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.”
Allen told TheWrap that the movie series’ team found “a brilliant way” to incorporate religion into the story. “It’s really wonderful. They took a chance, and we did it really well,” Allen said.
Praise God for Tim choosing to honor the Lord on this longtime beloved series. May these upcoming films help families to remember Christ at Christmas.