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First things first: thanks so much for your patience with this Patreon voted episode! It’s been a while since we’ve had a perfectly normal chance to produce a perfectly normal episode, and I can tell you from our side of things that this is a huge blessing. So, we hope this episode is as enjoyable for you as it was for us!
Second, my wife does not like Santa. And, maybe by the end of this episode you’ll feel I’ve hyperbolized her distaste, because she does enjoy a Santa movie or two, but she has good reason to not like Santa. Stick around to hear all about that. Also, hear why she likes this movie despite the things she doesn’t like about Santa! Oh, and hear my thoughts, too, because this movie is wild if you really spend any amount of time thinking about it.
Third, hang out for our trivia section and hear about a few lil’ Easter eggs hidden in this holiday flick, as well as a lot of fun background on Tim Allen’s immense popularity back in the 90s.
And lastly, Kathryn and I double-down on this Santa talk as we navigate why Christians aren’t comfortable with Santa. Then, we talk about why Christians may still find him fascinating as a modern mythical and fictional character.
The Santa Clause is Rated PG for a few crude moments. It features Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, and David Kruholtz. Directed by John Pasquin. The Santa Clause is currently available on Disney Plus.
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Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!