Tim Allen’s Santa-like beard was trending on social media this Christmas after a poll crowned the star of Santa Claus as the best fictional Santa Claus. In 1994, Allen starred in the original episode of the vacation film franchise Scott Calvin, an Everyman who magically transforms into Santa Claus after accidentally killing the real-life Saint Nick. Part of the transformation is growing a large, white beard that will grow back instantly when you shave.
In November, Allen posted a photo of himself on Twitter showing that his beard was growing out. Although it’s not entirely white like in the movie, the actor looks very much like his version of Santa Claus in the picture. “Woke up this morning and noticed a little more stubble. That always happens to me when I go over to you for Christmas who doesn’t,” wrote Allen in the headline.
During the Christmas holidays, the tweet made the rounds again on social media with fans of Santa Claus celebrate the classic holiday film. This wasn’t particularly surprising as there were certainly many people watching one (or all three) of them Santa Claus Films to commemorate this year’s Christmas season. The photo of Allen, seemingly in the midst of transformation, also helped create a little source of joy for an unconventional Christmas season.
In addition, a recent Twitter poll by Unilad asked moviegoers about their favorite fictional Santa Claus, and Allen’s Scott Calvin won. Some of the other names included in the survey were Kurt Russell (The Christmas Chronicles), Richard Attenborough (Miracle on 35th Street), Paul Giamatti (Fred Claus) and Leslie Nielsen (Santa who). In the last round, Allen won against Billy Bob Thornton in a landslide (Bad Santa Claus) and Jim Broadbent (Get Santa Claus).
Santa Claus was an incredibly huge hit when it was released and instantly became one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time. Despite his financial and critical success, it would be eight years before Allen resumed the role he held in 2002 Santa Claus 2. This time Santa Claus has to look for a “Mrs. Clause” before the next Christmas Eve, which he finds in the headmistress Carol Newman (Elizabeth Mitchell). The sequel was also very successful at the box office.
In 2006, Tim Allen returned to the role of Saint Nick one last time Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause. The story follows Santa as he tries to stop Jack Frost (Martin Short) from taking over the North Pole while he deals with Mrs. Claus’ parents. The film was a huge box office hit, as in the previous episodes, but the reviews just weren’t quite as strong, potentially disrupting possible plans for a fourth film.
Still, everyone and Santa Claus The trend on Twitter this week has inspired some fans to call for another episode. “Listen to me, okay … Santa Claus 4… Charlie is going to be Santa, it’s a golden … million dollar idea. You can thank me later, “suggests a fan.
“Need Santa Claus 4“Another tweet reads bluntly in response to Allen’s photo.
Time will tell if Santa Claus 4 is ever done, but with Allen starting to see the part more than ever even without special effects, it seems like a wonderful time to do it now. The favorite Santa Claus poll was carried out by Unilad on Twitter.
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