Ranking the Top Movie Santa Clauses
It’s that time of year, the Christmas movies are showing up on TV. This past weekend, The Polar Express was on TBS. I saw that Christmas Vacation was on FX. It seems like November 1st Freeform dropped their 25 days of Christmas schedule. All great things! Christmas is awesome. Last week I put up an article about the 5 Christmas movies that we have to watch in my house every year around the holiday. The polar express was on that list so you can give that a 1x watched tally mark and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! In that article I also, mentioned some of the best movie Santa Clauses as a future thing, so lets do them now.
Animated Christmas movie that is focused on how Christmas came about in an imaginary town. Voiced by J.K. Simmons, this Santa isn’t called Santa, but he’s close enough. He’s not even really Santa for most of the film. Klaus is a hulking figure which is fitting that Simmons is voicing him because he’s got enough bass in his voice to fit the build. Oh and since J.K. Simmons is absolutely jacked.
Kriss Kringle (Miracle on 34th Street 1994)
I’m not a fan of this movie, but Richard Attenborough brings a certain gravitas to the Santa Claus role. I mean the guy won an academy award for directing Ghandi, and he brought the dinosaurs back! He’s got an air about him that nicely fills the boots of Santa Claus.
Scott Calvin (The Santa Clause Series)
One of the original non-traditional Christmas movie for an entire generation of people. The people that were born in the late 80’s, but were movie watching age in the 90’s. Really post-Christmas Vacation. Tim Allen’s role as Scott Calvin (SC, Santa Claus) changed the game for how you play the Santa character. He started out totally not into it, and it being a real hassle. Then found his groove and turned non-believers into true believers.
Santa Claus (The Christmas Chronicles)
Kurt Russell was born to play Santa Claus. He just didn’t know it until he grew that bad ass beard. 80% of the beard for his turn as Santa was his natural beard. He comes off as a bad ass always in control Santa. Santa, has to cover the entire earth in one night. If I’m going to trust any of these Santas to get the job done, it’s going to be Kurt Russell’s Santa.