David Krumholtz To Reprise His Role As Bernard The Elf In Disney+'s 'The Santa Clauses'

David Krumholtz To Reprise His Role As Bernard The Elf In Disney+'s 'The Santa Clauses'

The mini-series will fall in direct continuation to the Tim Allen prequels, exploring what Bernard has been up to all this time.

Deck the halls, y’all. Christmas films are always fun to watch with the family. That is precisely what The Santa Clause set out to do. One of the reasons why the film became so iconic is because of David Krumholtz's portrayal of Bernard the Elf, ScreenRant reports. With him coming back to support the new show, it might possibly bring back childhood memories of the older films. 


The story follows Scott Calvin (played by Tim Allen) who knocks out Santa as he jumps from roof to roof to deliver presents. To keep up the Christmas joy, Scott now has to take up the mantle of delivering presents due to a legal doctrine called ‘the Santa Clause’ and our favorite Bernard the Elf joins in on the fun. While the beginning may make the character seem like an antagonist, the rest of the movie shows how Bernard is insightful. He is the one who hints to Scott, with the “Mrs. Clause” rule, that he must find a wife. The grouchy head of the North Pole has a couple of tricks and nuggets of wisdom up his sleeve. 


Even though Krumholtz didn’t appear for the third film in The Santa Clause series, he will be a cast member in the Disney+ mini-series titled The Santa Clauses. He will be joined by Allen as Scott Calvin/Santa and Elizabeth Mitchell as Carol Calvin/Mrs. Claus. Although Bernard's role in the series's storyline is currently unknown, he will undoubtedly be aiding Santa on his quest to find a suitable replacement. 


The show begins with Scott on his 65th birthday, unable to perform his Father Christmas duties and losing the Santa magic, Deadline explained. Additionally, he thinks his family will benefit from living in the normal world, away from the North Pole. On finding a replacement, Scott will take his wife Carol/Mrs. Claus to the south of the pole leaving the duties to the new Claus. In all this madness, we will find out what Bernard has been up to for so long and how he will progress in the future.

Since Krumholtz was 24 when the original film came out, it would be interesting to see how they navigate the aging process of an elf. The actor posted a video on Instagram showing the process of getting into the character's costume again after so long, per Entertainment Weekly. "Couldn’t be more proud to add another chapter to my 'The Santa Clause' career this fall in 'THE SANTA CLAUSES' on @disneyplus. I think you’re going to love it! I loved every minute of revisiting this character, including this moment, when the hair team pinned my wig on for the first time. Tune in!" he wrote in the caption.


In addition to Allen and Mitchell, there are some new cast members including, Elizabeth Allen-Dick as Sandra, Devin Bright as Noel, Austin Kane as Cal, Matilda Lawler as Betty, Rupali Redd as Grace, and Kal Penn as Simon Choski. Jack Burditt, creator of the Allen-led sitcom Last Man Standing, reunites with his star as showrunner and executive producer of The Santa Clauses. Kevin Hench, also of Last Man Standing, will executive-produce alongside Richard Baker and Rick Messina.

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