‘The Santa Clauses’ (warmly) critiques the flaws in a popular Christmas franchise.
In my opinion (the only opinion out there), the holiday season is a difficult time. It’s full of people making a mess of things. And you can see a lot of it this year. We’re living in an age where a lot of people are over-scheduling and getting in the holiday spirit by spending on everything, spending on nothing, and then complaining to everyone they know about how over-planned they are by other people with their own way to celebrate!
That’s just a rough way of summing up why the holiday season is stressful for a lot of people. A lot of people do and say some stupid or mean things they don’t mean. A lot of people make too many plans for their own fun and then get disappointed because they weren’t able to spend time with their loved ones.
What would happen if Santa brought in a bunch of homeless people and put them in a room on Christmas Eve? No, wait, that’s going to mess up Christmas.
Santa Claus and his elves have to be responsible for the safety of each one, but they don’t always do a good job of it. There have been several famous incidents of elves getting angry at homeless people. There have been several other cases where elves were involved in some kind of assault or other.
In the movie, Santa Claus and his elves find themselves in the middle of a city at Christmas. After getting a call from God, Santa gives the elves orders to go to every house in the city to tell the person who lives there that the person lives in a safe place. It is then Santa Claus turns to his elves and says: “The message is clear–we’re not trying to build a better world. We’re trying to build a better life for each of you.”
In this movie, Santa and Santa’s elves aren’t trying to build a better