We have to admire that when it comes to The Santa Clauses, they have a habit of going full steam ahead with making you really despise this shows character setup. I respect the fact that this is a show that continues to try, even when, in my opinion, it’s lost some of its way from the greatness of the franchise that once was.
Growing up, I remember watching The Santa Clause movies and feeling an excitement for Christmas. It was a franchise that made me believe in Santa again. Maybe not that he was real, but the spirit of him was. I felt a sense of hope and trust and belief that there was something bigger than me out there that saw me.
And yes, I fully am aware that sounds way too deep for a Christmas movie, but honestly, whatever. I was a kid.
The Santa Clause movies started my love for Christmas movies. The show doesn’t give me the same feelings.
Honestly, I know that this is just the first episode so I am going to try to not be too harsh, because I know that it’s setting up the return to the North Pole. That I can respect. But I also don’t respect the way that I felt like this show had to get a strong, independent female out of the way.
Yes, The Kribble Krabble Clause felt just a forced ploy to me. Lets get Betty out of the way. Lets just say that while I am all for breaks and everything, I haven’t really liked the way that they portray Betty. She seems too Type A and seems like her only want in life is to be a control freak.
And it’s not cute.
But I digress, because I am choosing to believe that what they are doing is setting Betty to come in and save them all from The Mad Santa. I do believe that has to be the only reason that they’ve set it up this way.
But then – what we’re looking at is a sexist AF Santa. We’re looking at a Santa that doesn’t know how to see the potential in his daughter, thinks his wife is trying to do all of the wrong things, but he’s willing to do whatever it takes to manipulate his place to get his son to be Santa Claus.
TBH, it seems like Santa Claus has a big issue with women. Though once we meet the Mad Santa – we know that it seems to be an issue through out the years.
And then there’s the fact that the Mad Santa is just the worst. He’s like the man of peoples nightmares. He’s the worst. Like the absolute worst. I never thought that there would be character that made me like Tim Allen’s Santa Claus, but here we are.
While I am not putting too much stock into this episode, because I know that what we’re dealing with here is a set up to this season, I am not overly impressed. I am however hoping that somehow we move past the way that this episode has been set up.
I wish that we could have the magic that the franchise once had, but maybe it’s the direction that this is going that makes me want to turn it off. Then again, I remember the nostalgia, so here we are.
- Scott Calvin is insufferable.
- Cal is insuferable.
- Why is it so hard to like the characters on this show?