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Tim Allen refuses to watch ‘ugly Santa movies’ with ‘knives and stabbing’
viewing of “Violent Night.”The “Home Improvement” alum, who is known for his portrayal of Saint Nick in his “The Santa Claus” film franchise, prefers watching more wholesome, family holiday movies — like his own.“I can’t watch another Santa Claus movie. Especially when they’re bad Santas,” Allen, 70, told The Post in a joint interview with his daughter, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, while promoting “The Santa Clauses.”“I know there are people that like the ugly Santa movies but sometimes I’m like, ‘Eh, I don’t know if I like bad Santas.’ You know, dressed up with knives and stabbing,” he added. “I don’t like that.”The comedian stepped into Santa’s shoes as Scott Calvin in 1994’s “The Santa Clause,” going on to make two more films and his Disney+ series, which is now in its second season.While other actors (Ed Asner in “Elf,” Richard Attenborough in “Miracle on 34th Street” and Kurt Russell in “The Christmas Chronicles”) have played a light-hearted Kriss Kringle, David Harbour and Billy Bob Thornton have taken on darker versions in 2022’s “Violent Night” and 2003’s “Bad Santa,” respectively.“I’m not judging other shows,” Allen insisted.