Pictures: Santa on screen
Some are jolly. Some are despicable. Some embody real magic, while others are just of the shopping mall variety. But these Santas of the big and small screen all have one thing in common: the spirit of Christmas comes alive whenever they don a big, red coat and bushy beard.
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"A Christmas Story"
Even this shopping mall Santa knows it's a bad idea to give a boy an "an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle" for Christmas.