's Santa-like beard was trending on social media for Christmas after one poll crowned the star of The Santa Clause
as the best fictional Santa. Back in 1994, Allen starred in the original installment of the holiday movie franchise as Scott Calvin
, an everyman who magically turns into Santa Claus
after inadvertently killing the real Saint Nick
. Part of the transformation includes growing a large, white beard that grows back instantly if it's shaved.
In November, Allen posted a photo of himself on Twitter
revealing that he was growing out his beard. Although it's not fully white like in the movie, the actor is looking a lot like his version of Santa Claus in the image. "Woke up this morning and noticed a bit more stubble. This always happens to me as I transition to you no who this Christmas," Allen wrote in the caption.
Woke up this morning