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Tim Allen Says Oldest Daughter ‘Never Got Over’ One Moment in ‘The Santa Clause’

by Quentin Blount
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Tim Allen has been spreading Christmas cheer since early November on social media. The Santa Clause star always seems to be in the holiday spirit around this time of the year.

With the holiday season in full swing, Christmas will be here before we know it. Allen must be thinking the same thing. On Wednesday morning, he posted a photo of him as Santa Claus in the classic movie. He was alongside his oldest daughter as she handed him a water.

In The Santa Clause and its sequels, Allen played Scott Calvin who doubled as the widely loved Santa Clause. Allen first put on the Santa suit and became “the big guy,” back in 1994.

Seeing her dad in character on the set of the hit Christmas movie must have been a surreal moment for Allen’s oldest daughter. He says she “never really got over the moment.”

“My older daughter visited me at the ‘North Pole’ when she was very young,” Tim Allen wrote on Twitter. “She never really got over this moment.”

Allen’s 1994 movie was a blockbuster hit. It was centered on Calvin, a businessman who mistakenly kills the real Santa Claus. Before long, Calvin starts to morph into the Christmas personality with a bulging stomach, white hair, and a white beard. 

Unable to stop these new developments despite all of his efforts, he soon visits the North Pole. At the North Pole, Santa’s elves inform him that he is the new Santa Clause, and thus his Christmas journey begins.

The hit Christmas movie led to a pair of sequels, The Santa Clause 2 in 2002, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006. Christmas is just part of who Tim Allen is at this point. He also appeared in Christmas with the Kranks in 2004 and El Camino Christmas in 2017.

Daughter of Tim Allen Thought He Was the Real Santa Claus

In 2017, Allen revealed in an interview with ABC News that his youngest daughter thought he was the real Santa Claus.

The Home Improvement and Last Man Standing star said he let his youngest daughter watch the movie when she was 6 years old. Evidently, he gave her full disclosure that it was just another acting gig for him and nothing more.

“‘I don’t want you going to school and telling people that your dad’s Santa Claus,” Allen told his daughter. “I play characters just like the TV shows. And she never skipped a beat. She goes, ‘I knew [there] was something special about you.'”

The star actor later admits he told his daughter that he filmed with Santa and consulted with him so he could better learn his part.