Santa Claus - on the Screen
A Celebration of Santa Claus in the Movies.
Edmund Gwenn in his Oscar winning role as Kris Kringle with Maureen O'Hara and 8 year old Natalie Wood in the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
Singing Santas. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen in the top grossing film of 1954 - White Christmas.
Cary Grant dressed as Santa in My Favorite Wife (1940).
Santa Claus (John Call) and a couple of kids are kidnapped by Martians and taken to Mars in Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964). Generally considered to be one of the 50 worst movies of all time and has appeared on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Gene Hackman as Popeye Doyle working undercover as Santa in The French Connection (1971), the film won 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (Hackman).
Joan Collins terrorised by an escaped killer dressed as Santa in the segment "All Through the House" from British horror anthology Tales from the Crypt (1972).
A poster for the thriller The Silent Partner (1978), which starred Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer as a sociopathic bank robber dressed as Santa.
Dan Aykroyd looking down in the dumps in John Landis classic comedy Trading Places (1983), which also starred Eddie Murphy and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Billy (Robert Brian Wilson) witnesses his parents murder by a maniac dressed as Santa Claus, so he turns psycho and goes on a killing spree dressed as Santa in the horror film Silent Night Deadly Night (1984) which spawned 4 sequels.
David Huddleston as the real Santa in the fantasy Santa Claus the Movie (1985), Dudley Moore stars as Santa's head elf, Patch. The film was an expensive flop, costing $50m, nearly twice as much as the Bond film A View to a Kill released the same year.
Leslie Nielsen as Santa in the family comedy All I Want for Christmas (1991).
Jack Skellington kidnaps Santa Claus and takes him to Halloweentown in Tim Burton's excellent musical fantasy The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).
It took 100 people three years to complete the stop-motion animation in the movie.
Lord Richard Attenborough as Kris Kringle in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street. Elizabeth Perkins and Dylan McDermott co-starred.
Jim Carrey as The Grinch in Ron Howard's How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) based on the book by Dr. Seuss.
Billy Bob Thornton as the foul-mouthed, belching, fornicating, defecating, urinating, vomiting, perverted and drunken Willie, in Bad Santa (2003)
Will Ferrell as Buddy, a man raised by Santa's elves at the North Pole, he goes to New York to find his real father in the comedy Elf (2003).
Tom Hanks plays / voices six characters including Santa Claus in Robert Zemeckis expensive 3D CG fantasy The Polar Express (2004).
Tim Allen as Santa and Martin Short as Jack Frost in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).
Vince Vaughn as Fred Claus, brother of Nick 'Santa' Claus (Paul Giamatti) in the comedy Fred Claus (2007), which also stars Rachel Weisz, and Kathy Bates as "Mother Claus".
Patton Oswalt as the Mall Santa with Kal Penn as Kumar in the raunchy comedy A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2010).
Arthur Christmas (2011) a computer animated fantasy about Santa's clumsy son Arthur, voiced by James McAvoy. Jim Broadbent voices Santa and Bill Nighy his retired father, GrandSanta.
The Guardians of Childhood - Jack Frost, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, The Sandman and Santa Claus are out to stop Pitch, 'the Nightmare King' from engulfing the world in darkness.
Rise of the Guardians (2012) starring the voices of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law and Hugh Jackman.
Not Santa but lovely Michelle Monaghan dressed in festive clothing. From the highly recommended thriller Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), starring Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY HUB READERS!!