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THE SANTA CLAUSES Highlights Saint Nicholas’ Christian Roots in Recent Episode

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THE SANTA CLAUSES Highlights Saint Nicholas’ Christian Roots in Recent Episode

 By Movieguide® Contributor

Fans of THE SANTA CLAUSES were pleasantly surprised by the religious storyline in a recent episode of the Disney+ show. 

THE SANTA CLAUSES is a continuation of the popular movie series, starring Tim Allen. Allen plays Scott Calvin, who takes on the role of Santa Claus. In the new series, he considers retirement and is seeking a replacement. 

In the fifth episode of the series, Scott talks with St. Nicholas of Myra as he learns about the true origins of Santa Claus. Many fans loved learning more about the Catholic saint’s real-life history. 

The episode comes after Allen pushed to include Christ-focused elements in the series .

It’s a welcome change for the streaming service, which has included far fewer faith and friendly elements in recent years.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Despite Disney+’s aspirations to hit 230 to 260 million subscribers by 2024, Wall Street fears that recent economic woes will hit entertainment companies hardest.

Wall Street Multiples for the Hollywood mainstay Walt Disney Co. dropped by 41% over in the past year, the lowest number posted by Disney since 2018—barring pandemic-era markets—according to The Wrap.

“The fact that Disney is trading at $110 is stunning, it’s hard to believe,” Jessica Reif Ehrlich, a senior U.S. media and entertainment analyst at Bank of America Securities, said. “As the market collapses, multiples collapse. We are in that period of it being doom and gloom.”

“Disney’s fiscal second-quarter results were largely positive although management commentary on second-half Disney+ net adds are likely to be a key concern among investors,” Ehrlich wrote in a recent report called ‘A Multiverse of Moving Parts.’ “While Disney+ net adds of 7.9 million beat our 5 million forecast, management indicated second-half net adds will not be significantly higher than in the first half.”e

The decline in market value is not unique to Disney’s streamer, as Netflix also reported a loss of subscriber growth in Q1.

Despite the economic turmoil faced by all companies in 2022, Disney’s recent vocal stance on promoting LGBTQ+ messages in their children’s content also negatively affected their market value.

The Wrap reported: “​​The stock’s declines are partly related to recent entanglements in hot-button social issues such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill (which has evolved into a battle over the company’s special tax status in Florida), but the company has also run afoul of the kind of metrics analysts want to see.”

Movieguide® also reviewed this episode of THE SANTA CLAUSES.

A portion of the review reads:

THE SANTA CLAUSES: CHAPTER 5 & 6 are very entertaining, with some funny, heartwarming moments. They have a strong moral worldview that celebrates giving, hope, family, doing the right thing, and helping people in need. The plot problem is solved when people remember the importance of family. However, the episodes are marred by a false statement that “Christmas is about togetherness and community, spreading hope and joy,” instead of Jesus Christ, our Savior. As a result, THE SANTA CLAUSES: CHAPTER 5 & 6 fall short.

Let’s hope Disney continues to promote Christian values, especially in their Christmas content! 

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