Scott Calvin is back, but Christmas isn't the same. Fans of The Santa Clause franchise are in for a treat this holiday season as Scott is nearing his 30th year as kids' favorite gift-givers. As Christmas declines in popularity, so does his Santa magic. He struggles to keep up with the demands of the job, as well as enjoy his family. With retirement near, Scott considers stepping down and finding a worthy successor so that he can become a better father and husband. The series became available for streaming on Disney+ on Nov. 16.
Elizabeth Mitchell, who starred in the second and third film franchises as Mrs. Clause, couldn't wait to participate in the limited series and reprise her role. "It was a no-brainer. I never thought it would happen, to be honest with you," she admitted in an interview with Shadow and Act. "I said yes in a heartbeat. I was thrilled to do it….you think about your favorite holiday moments. And for me, it's family together, laughing, putting aside whatever was, and coming into kind of a little bit of love and joy and a soul and heart. It's what Tim set out to do."
And apparently, fans couldn't wait. Social media users have been in the holiday spirit since the series dropped on the streaming platform.
Elizabeth steals the show
finally watching the santa clauses and I MISSED HER SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/gLPW9DCboA— kat (@hotchnerfilm) November 18, 2022
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All the good characters are back
i watched #thesantaclauses and seeing charlie and the scenes from the original movies made me SOB. and the bernard mention? he’s coming. my favorite old little elf is coming back just you wait— collette (@cloudyycolfer) November 17, 2022
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A worthy reboot
#TheSantaClauses is so well done. I literally love this. This is how you do a “reboot”.— Jax. (@HerDreadsRock) November 17, 2022
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The magic of Christmas
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A childhood classic
tim allen saying “i’ve been doing this for 28 years, all those kids have grown up” in the santa clauses is making me sooo emo because i have been watching these movies for my entire 28 years of life— anna (@captainsstabIer) November 17, 2022
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