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Bad Santa

Bad Santa stars Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham. The story centers around a cynical, unpleasant drunkard named Willie (Thorton) and his sidekick Marcus (Cox). They set out to rob a shopping center by getting a seasonal as Santa and his elf.

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Neither expected to encounter the overweight child, or the attractive bartender Sue, who would give Willie a new perspective.

Fred Claus

Fred Claus is Santa’s bigger, less benevolent brother. Played by Vince Vaughn, Fred has felt inferior to his little, gentler, jollier brother since Mother Claus (Kathy Bates) named him Nicholas Claus. Nick Paul Giamatti) adores his big brother and always gives him the benefit of the doubt…

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In fact, it is precisely this trait that leads Nicholas to trouble at the North Pole and threatens to shut down the yearly Christmas Eve toy delivery operation forever.

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street tells the story of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) who is shocked to learn that the fellow who is to play the role of Santa in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is drunk. He complains to the event director Doris (Maureen O’Hara), and she convinces Kris to take the man’s place.

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Kris does such an exceptional job that he is hired to be the Santa during the holiday season at the central Macy’s on 34th Street in New York City. He earns the love of customers by directing them to the best toys for children, including stores that directly competed with Macy’s for holiday sales. He has many fans but like the real Santa, Kris had many doubters. Eventually he loses his temper with one of them, causing a fiasco that will take time and faith to resolve.

Santa Claus the Movie

Santa Claus the movie is a classic fantasy comedy about St. Nick. Claus (David Huddleston) learns that it is his destiny to deliver toys to children all over the world. He needs a great deal of help and finds it with a group of elves, namely with his assistant Patch (Dudley Moore).

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After an unfortunate incident, Patch quits as Santa’s assistant and moves to New York City. There, Patch becomes acquainted with an evil toy executive (John Lithgow) who attempts to use the naïve elf to eliminate Santa Claus. This is one of the meaningful, yet hilarious and cheerful Christmas films and classics.

This is one of the most well-known films in which the leading character is an elf. Dudley Moore is so funny and endearing that he draws audiences right into the world of Santa, elves, reindeer, and toys. If you love films about elves, another to watch is the more recent Elf movie starring Will Ferrell.

Santa Clause

Santa Clause makes the best movie star. Santa movies are perfect for families, children, and couples to inspire holiday spirit and warmth. Not only this—but dozens of them are excellent movies, and all of them put a different spin on the joyful, lovable king of Christmas spirit, cookies, and gifts, Santa Claus. Here are a few:

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  • The Santa Clause: Tim Allen paints a hilariously superb, touching, sometimes pitiful picture of Saint Nick. First, the main character of the film accidentally…well, kills…Santa. Then, he finds himself becoming Santa. Finally it becomes clear that despite all odds, awkwardness, and risks, he has to either accomplish the task of delivering gifts to children all over the world in Santa’s place, or disappoint every family on earth. This movie was so popular that it inspired a sequel in which Santa needs to find a wife to help him manage his operation (the Santa Clause 2) and one more in which Jack Frost tries to take over Christmas (Santa Claus 3) co-starring Martin Short. These sequels are still as widely watched as the original every holiday season.
  • Santa Claus the Movie: This must-see comedy explains how Claus became Santa and then explores a small scandal involving and elf, an evil toy executive, and Santa. Claus (David Huddleston) and his wife discover that the destiny of Claus is to deliver toys to children everywhere. After an unfortunate mishap, Claus’ assistant elf Patch (Moore) quits and moves to New York City where he meets a sneaky toy executive (John Lithgow). The evil businessman uses Patch in his attempts to eliminate Santa Claus forever.
  • Fred Claus : Another film that portrays Santa in childhood, the focus of this comedy is Santa’s older, and less benevolent, brother Fred. From a very early age, Fred becomes resentful of Santa for undermining him—unintentionally, of course. Fred becomes a cynical driver for repossessed items, while Santa becomes one of the world’s favorite jolly toymakers and deliverers. Fred sabotages Santa’s North Pole operation, which may cause auditor Clyde Northcutt to shut down the Christmas Eve toy delivery completely.
  • Bad Santa: In one of the darker portrayals of Santa, a department store Santa and elf set up shop to rob a shopping center blind. Alcoholic Willie (Billy Bob Thorton) works as Santa accompanied by his partner in crime posing as his “elf,” little person Marcus (Tony Cox). Their get-rich-quick scheme is thwarted by a lonely, overweight child, and a pretty bartender Sue to whom Willie becomes unexpectedly attached.

Santa movies are the funnest for children, and they inspire adults with the magic of the holiday season as well. One doesn’t need to see Santa to feel inspired by him, but watching a great portrayal of St. Nick in a movie can certainly get a family or couple laughing and reminiscing about warm holiday memories.

The Santa Clause

In The Santa Clause Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) is divorced father who works as an advertising executive. He has a young son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd). This movie was so popular that it inspired more than one sequel. The original and the sequels have been tremendous holiday crowd pleasers:

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  • The Santa Clause: (shown above) At their home on Christmas Eve, Santa accidentally falls from the roof and is knocked unconscious. When Scott and Charlie complete Santa’s deliveries, they travel to the North Pole. There, Scott is told that he must become the new Santa, otherwise known as Father Christmas, and convince his loved ones that he is the real thing.
  • The Santa Clause 2: Scott Calvin is declared the best Claus in history. He has a son on the naughty list, a job as Santa that keeps getting more and more complicated, and a non-existent. When push comes to shove, Scott is forced to either find a suitable wife or give up his new position as Santa Claus.
  • Santa Claus 3: the North Pole and its holiday operation is threatened by the villainous Jack Frost (Martin Short) who plans to take over Christmas.
  • The Santa Clause 4: It has been rumored that there may be a Santa Clause 4 and even 5. However, these rumors have been ongoing since 2008.

This extremely funny, touching Santa Claus movie is a perfect family film to watch during the holidays. There’s nothing like a good Santa Claus movie to get children, adults, and couples into the holiday spirit.

The Santa Clause 2

In The Santa Clause 2, Scott Calvin has an unmanageable situation. His job as Santa is getting increasingly more difficult and hectic. His son is on the naughty list. He has no time (or charisma) for dating; yet, Scott realizes that he will have to find a suitable wife or lose his job as Santa.

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Need a recap? In The Santa Clause movie the original, Scott Calvin (played by Tim Allen) is the divorced father of a young child. Scott works in advertising. On Christmas Eve, Santa falls off Scott’s roof and is knocked unconscious. Scott completes the night’s toy delivery with his son, but when they return to the North Pole, they learn that Scott is expected to become the new Santa.

The Santa Clause 3

In Santa Claus 3, the North Pole and its holiday operation by Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) is threatened by the evil Jack Frost (Martin Short) who aims to take over Christmas. In the first film, Allen becomes the new Santa. In the second, he has to find a wife. And now, he battles to save Christmas from a winter villain.

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Need a recap? There are a lot of Santa Claus movies…So read here to recall Scott Calvin’s adventures in the first two versions of this great series:

In The Santa Clause Scott Calvin works as an advertising executive. He is divorced and has a son, Charlie (played by Eric Lloyd). After Santa is knocked unconscious at his home, Scott and his son complete the toy delivery, and returns the sled to the North Pole only to learn that he is expected to be Santa’s replacement.

In The Santa Clause 2, Scott is celebrated as the best Claus ever. However, his son is on the naughty list, and the job of being Santa gets more and more chaotic. With no love life whatsoever, Scott learns that he has to find a suitable wife or give up his role as Santa forever.

Each of these Christmas films is funny and touching. The Santa Clause 3 is no exception! It’s a hilarious, action-packed sequel. Kids and adults alike will love the humor and classic storyline.