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28th Oct 2022

Tim Allen returns in Santa Clauses trailer, his first major acting role for 15 years

Tobi Akingbade

Santa Claus is coming to town

The new miniseries, The Santa Clauses, is set to air on Disney Plus this festive season.

Yes, that right – the official trailer premiering on the channel’s YouTube on Thursday.

Tim Allen has reprised his role as Santa Claus, with the new show being the fourth entry in the Christmas film series, which originally debuted in 1994.

The first film came out in 1994 and its huge success led to two sequels, The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

Tim Allen said he felt like ‘time had stood still’ while reprising Scott Calvin role. (Picture: Disney Plus/ YouTube)   

The franchise follows the trials and tribulations of ordinary man Scott as he attempts to fill Santa’s boots after the jolly fat man falls off his roof and dies.

The new trailer showed Santa Claus attempting to retire, before a sudden threat to Christmas forced him spring back into action in order to save the holiday season.

It’s a perfect cheesy plot line, but even better seeing Tim back as Santa.

It opened with Simon Choksi, played by Kal Penn, reading ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, to his daughter, as Claus soared through the sky on his sleigh.

In the trailer Santa then told a satisfied Mrs Claus, played by Elizabeth Mitchell, that he wanted to see “what the rest of the world’s like as normal people”, before sporting a new look and shaving off his beard.

The Clauses go on to spend a limited amount of time together as a family, with Santa looking forwards to the prospect of spending Christmas with his loved ones.

However, the elves at Santa’s headquarters realise that his replacement is “destroying Christmas spirit.”

After being notified of the drastic situation, Claus says: “I retired too soon, I hired the wrong guy, I’ve got to go back to the North Pole.”

Ohhh, the plot twist.

He said: “It’s almost as if time had stood still other than my age. I look younger now in the Santa makeup than I do out of it.”

The official synopsis reads: “Scott Calvin is back! After being Santa Claus for nearly thirty years, he’s as jolly as ever. But as Christmas declines in popularity, so does his Santa magic.

“Scott struggles to keep up with the demands of the job, as well as being there for his family. Upon discovering there is a way to retire from his post, Scott considers stepping down as Santa Claus and finding a worthy successor so that he can become a better father and husband.”

The Santa Clauses’ first two episodes are set to make their debut on November 16.

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