Who is your favorite SANTA CLAUS in the movies?

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    I have three...
    For me, hands down, would definatly be David Huddelston as Santa in Santa Claus the Movie. He is just an epic Claus in that film, so kind and jolly, plus he had THE perfect Santa laugh too. Plus, the film is one of my old sentimental favorites, I love the music in it.
    Second choice would have to be Tim Allen in The Santa Clause. He looked so cute and jolly when he started to plump up and got the beard and everything. By the end of the film, he really looked the part.
    Third would be Art Carney as Santa in The Night They Saved Christmas. He was sort of a tougher Santa then you usually find in these kinds of films.
    So HO HO HO, pardon me, couldn't resist[​IMG], who is your favorite Saint Nick?
     
  2. Sean Conklin

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    I think I'll go with Tim Allen in "The Santa Clause"
     
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    Easily Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street!
     
  4. Robert McDonald

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    I'm with Paul; Edmund Gwenn is who I always picture as the perfect Santa
     
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    Make that three Edmund Gwenn's, he's been Santa ever since I saw "Miracle on 34th Street" as a kid.
     
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    Edmund Gwenn's Kris Kringle!
     
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    One more for Edmund Gwenn.
     
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    I too love Edmund Gwenn, although I also like Charles Durning in Elmo saves Xmas.
     
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    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    I'm partial to Dan Aykroyd's portrayal of Santa Claus in Trading Places. [​IMG]
     
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    Another for Edmund Gwenn. Brilliant performance.
     
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    How about the Santa from Black Christmas? [​IMG]
    Between him and the guy in A Christmas Story, it's obvious Bob Clark has a real problem with Santa.
     
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    I also have to vote for Edmund Gwenn.
     
  15. Jeffrey Noel

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    How about when Eddie Murphy played "Santa" on SNL many years ago?! Funny stuff.

    I did enjoy Tim Allen as Santa also.
     
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    Edmund Gwenn is a favorite but when I saw The City Of Lost Children, Daniel Emilfork as Krank became my top Santa.
     
  18. Jesse Skeen

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    The guy in the Santa outfit who kills the kid's parents at the beginning of "Silent Night, Deadly Night".
     

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