When it comes down to it, everyone’s got their own special version of Santa Claus that they keep in their hearts and minds, and it all depends on how you learned about him in the first place from the movies. Was it in an old Rankin & Bass Christmas special from the 60’s? Or perhaps the alcoholic Santa who pushes Ralphie down a slide in A Christmas Story. Or maybe, it’s just a regular joe who falls into the role by accident.
Over the decades, tons of actors have played the jolly fat guy. Some have met with critical acclaim, while others should be long forgotten. These are some of my favourites, ranked by awesomeness and how successful they are at the role.