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Tim Allen’s Daughter Roasts Him for Watching the ‘The Santa Clause’ Movies Every Christmas

Tim Allen’s Daughter Roasts Him for Watching the ‘The Santa Clause’ Movies Every Christmas

Tim Allen’s daughter, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, recently revealed there’s only one cinematic Saint Nick in their household. It probably doesn’t come as a big surprise that the Allen’s view The Santa Claus every holiday season. However, it doesn’t just stop with the 1994 original.

“Every Christmas we watch all three of them,” Allen-Dick revealed to the New York Post. The Home Improvement legend was quick to add that they watch other films during Christmas. “We do watch other movies! Not many,” Tim Allen cut in. “We do watch other people, other actors.”

Still, Tim Allen’s daughter insists only one Santa Claus is coming to their town.“But he also won’t watch any other Santa Claus movies other than himself,” she quipped. “No, I don’t mind ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’” Tim shot back. “But Santa Claus movies I get kind of proprietary about.”

Tim Allen expanded on his thoughts about cinematic Kris Kringles. “I can’t watch another Santa Claus movie. Especially when they’re bad Santas,” Allen explained. “I know there are people that like the ugly Santa movies but sometimes I’m like, ‘Eh, I don’t know if I like bad Santas.’ You know, dressed up with knives and stabbing. I don’t like that.”

Tim Allen and His Daughter Are Reteaming for ‘The Santa Clauses’ Season 2

The father-daughter acting duo are making the rounds to promote the second season of their Disney+ show, The Santa Clauses. In the series, they portray Scott Calvin (Santa) and Sandra, respectively. The show, which premiered new episodes on November 8th, continues the story from Allen’s films The Santa Clause (1994), The Santa Clause 2 (2002), and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

Tim Allen pointed out one of the big differences between the original films and the new series. How miserable his Santa gear is.

“The costumers and the makeup people have gotten very, very good at this where it may not last as long on camera, but I’m not in it. It doesn’t take 3.5 hours of very uncomfortable procedure to get in it. Now they can get it into the hour-and-a-half zone,” Allen explained. “That part is better, much better than it was. I don’t get all the sympathy. ‘Oh, poor guy. Here, have some candy.’ I mean, I don’t get that anymore.”

Meanwhile, Tim Allen’s daughter revealed the most important acting tip he’s ever given her. “He always told me to add value to what I was saying,” Allen-Dick said. “So even if I was reading lines off of a script … that someone else wrote, I can still make it my own, which is really important for character development.”