It’s been over 15 years since we last saw Santa Claus and his family at the North Pole in the popular Disney Christmas franchise, The Santa Clause. If you’ve forgotten what the story is about, no worries, we’ve got you. The Santa Clause — which premiered in 1994 — told the story of Scott Calvin, a self-centered toy executive who accidentally scares Santa off of his roof and has to take over as the legendary Father Christmas.
Eight years later, The Santa Clause 2 came out, and Scott — who has since embraced his Santa job — must get married in order to remain Santa. Enter Carol — a no-nonsense high school principal — who falls for Scott’s charm and becomes Mrs. Claus. Four years after that, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, showed Scott having to fight to become Santa Claus once again when the job is stolen by the willful and malicious (or is it skillful and delicious?) Jack Frost.
The Santa Clause Christmas movies are some of the most popular holiday movies Disney has ever done. That led to the early 2022 announcement that Disney would be releasing a new series on Disney+, following up with our favorite Christmas family in a new series called The Santa Clauses.
During the D23 Expo, the cast of The Santa Clauses sat down and spoke about the new series. During the panel, Tim Allen — who is the star of the series and plays Scott Calvin — asked a critical question that you may not have thought of before.
Why weren’t the elves concerned when Scott Calvin showed up as Santa Claus?
I’ll admit, I had never actually thought about it until Allen brought it up. It’s a great question. Tim Allen’s Santa Claus is very close to the elves, and in the trailer, you can see that they all get very upset when he announces that he is retiring. If the other Santa was as close to the elves, wouldn’t they be upset when he didn’t return? Even if he wasn’t super close to them, wouldn’t they have at least asked what happened?
The other Santa basically had to die for Scott to get the job, so you would think that maybe they would want to know how it happened.
According to Allen, the series will answer this question. Along with why Mrs. Claus doesn’t have a first name. Yes, her name in the world outside the North Pole is Carol, but Mrs. Claus doesn’t actually have a first name.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the trailer for The Santa Clauses below.
The Santa Clauses will premiere on Disney+ on November 16. The series will star Tim Allen as Scot Calvin/Santa Claus, Elizabeth Mitchell as Carol Calvin/Mrs. Claus, Kal Penn as Simon Choski, Austin Kane as Cal, Elizabeth Allen Dick as Sandra, Matilda Lawler as Betty, and Devin Bright as Noel. David Krumholtz will also return to the series in his role as Bernard.