Tim Allen Shares First Look Back On The Set For The Santa Clause, And Christmas Can't Come Soon Enough

Tim Allen in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
(Image credit: Walt Disney Pictures)

There have been so many Santa Clause movies that it’s hard to keep them all straight, but many ‘90s kids out there likely still have Tim Allen's clear in their mind as the Santa who reigns supreme - or, at least I do. The Santa Clause came out back in 1994 and brought along with it some major Christmas magic. Now, Allen is back at it for this generation of kids, as he's reprising the role for a new Disney+ limited series that continues his Santa Clause franchise called The Clauses. He's now sharing a first look at his return to set, and it has me so stoked for Christmas. 

It’s been a while since I’ve anxiously waited on Ol' St. Nick to bring me presents, but I’m all about the gift of Tim Allen jumping back into his Santa suit, especially after he just shared a peek at Santa’s office. Allen shared the nostalgic snapshot on Twitter, and longtime fans of the yuletide franchise are sure to get all of the feels as a result. Take a look for yourself in the post below:

The stained glass windows and intricate woodwork are seriously magical, and I wouldn’t expect Santa’s office to look any different. Disney's version of the North Pole was just as astonishing back in the ‘90s, and I honestly can’t wait what else the set of the Disney+ limited series has in store for us as far as magical atmospheres are concerned.

It doesn’t look like I'm the only one who can’t wait for Christmas, either, as the comment section of the actor's post is full of people chomping at the bit for him to don that snowy white beard once more. Since it's been been almost 20 years since the Last Man Standing star has taken up the jolly role, it’s reasonable that most fans would be anxious about his return. Some are just admiring the office for the glorious space that it is, saying that they would love to have such a space at the North Pole.

While it’s certainly exciting that we’ll be able to see Tim Allen back in the role of Santa, he’s not the only OG The Santa Clause cast member viewers can look forward to seeing in the The Clauses. Familiar face Elizabeth Mitchell will also be returning and reprising her role as Mrs. Claus that she played in the film series' second and third installments. So far, the two are the only returning names confirmed for the cast. 

While an official release date hasn’t been set yet for The Clauses, one would speculate that the series will drop around the holidays this year. It's also worth mentioning that in the past, other Christmas fare from the streamer, like Noelle and The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, have also dropped around that time, a fact that could lend credibility to the theory While it might be competing with some other on-screen Santas like Alec Baldwin's, the nostalgia factor has already made a fan of me, and I’m willing to bet the limited series will make my Disney+ subscription more than worth it.

Carlie Hoke
Content Writer

Constantly thinking about books, coffee, and the existential dread I feel from Bo Burnham’s Inside.  While writing I’m also raising a chaotic toddler, who may or may not have picked up personality traits from watching one too many episodes of Trailer Park Boys.