Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Why, Santa, Why?

For reasons beyond me, I decided to IMDb search Santa Claus, and what I saw surprised me: he has his own page, complete with the 606 movies or television shows that he’s been in. Whether it’s the title or just because it’s terrible, here are some of the worst Santa appearances:

Passion Island (1927)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973)

Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story (1978, played by Fagin from Oliver!)

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979, voiced by Mickey Rooney)

Santabear’s High Flying Adventure (1987, voiced by John Malkovich)

A Very Brady Christmas (1988)

White Trash (1992)

Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas (1992)

The Town That Santa Forgot (1993)

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Who Stole Santa? (1996)

Santa Claws (1996)

Santa With Muscles (1996)

Jingle All the Way (1996)

The Elf Who Didn't Believe (1997)

A Thousand Men and a Baby (1997)

Sometimes Santa's Gotta Get Whacked (1998)

Santa Who? (2000, Leslie Nielsen alert!)

The Agent Who Stole Christmas (2001)

Santa Claus Versus the Christmas Vixens (2002)

The Official Rare Exports Inc. Safety Instructions 2005

Let’s Kill Santa Claus… (2006)

This guy has had a busy career. And I didn't even mention The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause with Tim Allen.

It might seem a little early for me to be doing posts on Santa, but considering I'll be in Israel over Christmas (which will also mean that I'll be on a ten-day hiatus from posting), I gotta start now to make up for the lost time. More to follow.