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'The Santa Clauses' Star Devin Bright on Being Santa's Right-Hand Elf and Christmas Memories


We haven't even cut the turkey yet but holiday movies are already filling your TV guide and streaming service selections. There are always new movies and series coming out around the holidays but for some reason, the old ones will continue to have a hold on us. One of those cult classics is The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen as the milk-drinking, cookie-eating sleigh rider.


It's been nearly three decades since The Santa Clause made its way into our homes and our hearts. If you wanted to know what the chimney dropper was up to, Disney + has released The Santa Clauses. The six-episode series follows a still jolly Santa but he's dealing with the decline in the popularity of Christmas, which messes with his Santa magic. He ultimately retires as Santa Claus so that he can spend more time with his family.


We recently had the opportunity to speak with Devin Bright, Santa Clause's right-hand elf, about the new series, working with Tim Allen and his favorite Christmas memory.


Tell us about your character Noah.


My character Noah is just a fun-loving elf. He's kinda Santa's best friend his right-hand guy. Rides with him in the sleigh, makes sure that he knows the list and makes sure that he knows what house to go to.


You've been on a lot of different sets; dramatic sets, you've been on some comedic sets. What was the experience of being part of this holiday theme set what was so different about it?


This was the most CGI stuff. You know I'm in a sleigh where there aren't actual reindeer in front of me. So we're acting like they are... it took a lot of getting used to. The actual sets were amazing. It's 90 degrees in LA but when you walk onto the set, you really feel like you're in the north pole, and it's winter. So it was really cool and the cast was just so nice and so funny. We had a lot of fun.



What was it like working with season actor Tim Allen?


It was really cool. Tim is great. He's super nice, funny. I sort of took away just how he respects the story. And how he talks with the directors and the writers to make sure that every piece of dialogue and set piece makes sense in correlation with the past movies and in relation to the storyline of this series, so it was really cool to see him respect the storylines like that.


What is the most memorable Christmas?


I guess my favorite moment of Christmas was probably getting my first Xbox. I have a different one now but it kind of introduced me to video games. I spend a lot of my free time playing Madden or 2K, fortnite on the side or something. I think getting my first Xbox considering how it influenced me to where I am now is kind of my favorite Christmas moment.


What do you want for Christmas now?


I don't have anything on my list right now but I gotta figure it out. I want to sort of give to people a little bit more this year than I have in the past. So that's kind of more so on my mind. So I guess I would like to give instead of getting a present this year, so that would probably be my main point.



What are some of your favorite family traditions around the holidays?


Just spending time with my family. As an actor, I'm traveling a lot. I'm in California a lot and most of my family is in North Carolina. So the holidays and Christmas are just sort of a time to relax and spend time with my family. I guess one thing would be spent like watching football with my grandpa.


The Santa Clauses is currently streaming on Disney+.

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