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Who is your favorite Santa?

Discussion in 'Home & Family' started by Art the Bookworm, Oct 17, 2018.



  1. Art the Bookworm

    Art the Bookworm Mistletoe Hanger Merry Forums Member

    I was listening to a podcast the other day and they mentioned that they thought Ed Asner in the movie Elf was their favorite on screen portrayal of Santa Claus. So I had to think about that because I'm not sure I have ever picked a favorite! And I love lists... so now I'm curious:

    Who is your favorite on screen portrayal of Santa Claus? You can have more than one choice.

    I will think about this and post my answer too.
     
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  2. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    I love the santa from the remake of Miracle on 34th street.
     
  3. xmasfan95

    xmasfan95 Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member

    Edmund Gwenn (the original Miracle on 34th Street) is Santa for me.
     
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  4. Jeff Westover

    Jeff Westover Chief Santa Tracker MMC Founder Santa's Elf Kringle Radio DJ

    Certainly NOT Ed Asner. Good heavens.
     
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  5. Art the Bookworm

    Art the Bookworm Mistletoe Hanger Merry Forums Member

    Richard Attenborough! Yes, he was good.
     
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  6. made582

    made582 MMC's Ambassador to the North Pole MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    David Huddleston in Santa Claus the Movie or Richard Attenborough.
     
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  7. Ornamentmaven

    Ornamentmaven Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class Merry Forums Member

    Edmund Gwenn all the way!
     
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  8. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    I never really thought about it because...you know, they're not the real Santa, they're just playing him. But I'd have to go with Edmund Gwenn, too. We get to see him in various moods and situations, and every time he responds the way I think Santa would.
     
  9. novelist

    novelist Santa's Sleigh Designer MMC Lifer

    My favorite Santa is from the remake of Miracle On 34th ST.
     
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  10. Puternut

    Puternut Tinsel Straightener Merry Forums Member

    The best Santa is always the one in the Macy's parade however he needs glasses, don't know why they do not have them on him? Mrs. Claus is terrific as well.
     
  11. Kristian Jennings

    Kristian Jennings Christmas Saint Merry Forums Member

    I love the one voiced by Tom Hanks in Polar Express.
     
  12. Maebeary

    Maebeary Santa's Sleigh Designer MMC Lifer

    Hmmmmm.....I've never thought about it before....Some of the Hallmark movies have a good one....others, not so much.
     
  13. Art the Bookworm

    Art the Bookworm Mistletoe Hanger Merry Forums Member

    Even though the facial expressions/animation in that movie can look a bit rough, I loved the Tom Hanks Santa. I also enjoyed Ed Asner's Santa in Elf. But I think my favorite so far is Tim Allen's in the Santa Clause... but there have been many good ones so I'm open to rearrange my list.
     
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  14. Petronius

    Petronius Ornament Craftsman Merry Forums Member

    Definitely Edmund Gwenn. +f+f
     
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  15. Nash

    Nash Elf Supervisor MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    On a lighter note ...Fred Flinstones santa in Flinstones save Christmas ......but seriously has to be Edmund Gwenn although Kurt Russel did a good job this past year in Christmas Chronicles
     
  16. kelly ann

    kelly ann Christmasologist Merry Forums Member

    That's easy. The guy who played him in Santa Claus the Movie. In my view, one of the best Xmas movies ever!
     
  17. Courtney

    Courtney Makin' A Comeback! MMC Lifer

    Before ♥️ Tim Allen ♥️ came along it was
    Edmund Gwenn {he made you believe he was real!}.
    1. Tim
    2. Edmund
     
  18. KimB

    KimB Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class Merry Forums Member

    Mine wouldn't be a visible Santa. It would be the editor of the New York Sun who responded to Virginia on September 21, 1897. "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
     
  19. Dudley

    Dudley Santa's Sleigh Designer Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    I really enjoyed Kurt Russell as Santa.

    Overall I guess Tim Allen and Edmund Gwenn
     

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