Tim Allen was supposed to shoot and kill Santa at the beginning of the hit 1994 movie “The Santa Clause.”
The original ‘Santa Clause’ is a little darker, written by two comedians, and I actually shot and killed Santa, in the original movie. He fell off the roof because I thought he was a burglar. He gives me the card, the whole movie starts. The kid actually starts, ‘You just killed Santa.’ And I said, ‘He shouldn’t have been on the roof when he wasn’t invited.’
Obviously, Disney decided against the opening and instead had Santa fall off the roof in the classic Christmas film.
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Man, I really wish we had the director’s cut of this film where Allen walks outside with an AR-15 and just starts spraying lead. That would be funny as hell.
“He shouldn’t have been on the roof when he wasn’t invited,” would have been an all-time great movie line. Did Clint Eastwood say that or did it come from a children’s Christmas movie? Hard to say. (RELATED: It’s Never Too Early To Get A Start On The 2018 Christmas Celebration)
Instead, Disney went weak and had him slip and fall. I’m not saying it was a terrible idea. We obviously don’t want to be traumatizing little kids, but mowing down Santa during an assumed home invasion is laugh-out-loud funny.
Please, find a way to reshoot the movie with the original opening. That would be a true Christmas gift.