Mick Foley’s pet project I am Santa Claus will be released on Blu-ray this holiday season. Virgil Films & Entertainment has announced the documentary arrives on Blu-ray on November 11th.
But check the kids at the door — this ain’t your Daddy’s Santa documentary.
Everyone thinks of Santa Claus as a magical figure without flaws, but the men who keep his legend alive, real-bearded professional Santas, are rarely anything like the jolly old Saint Nick we’ve all grown up knowing. In reality, the mall Santa in your cherished children’s photo has problems just like the rest of us. Even the most jovial of men fall victim to divorce, job loss, insecurity and even the occasional hangover. The film is directed by Tommy Avallone and produced by Hall of Fame professional wrestler, Mick Foley.
I Am Santa Claus follows the lives of five professional Santas for an entire year, as they anticipate and prepare for Christmas season and then return to their “real” lives during the off-season. We see who they actually are: flawed, flesh-and-blood men who nevertheless feel a great responsibility to protect the spotless reputation of the “Red Suit.” Also appearing in the film are pro wrestling’s Roddy Piper and Jerry Lawler, iconic actor Sid Haig and the actor who calls himself… Santa Claus.