The 10 best (and worst) movie Santas

THE SANTA CLAUSE - Tim Allen provides answers -- warm and funny answers -- to some of the world's most vexing questions: How can Santa come down your chimney if you don't have a fireplace? How does he get to every house in the world in just one night? And how do you get a job like that, anyway? (DISNEY/ATTILA DORY)WENDY CREWSON, ERIC LLOYD, TIM ALLEN
THE SANTA CLAUSE - Tim Allen provides answers -- warm and funny answers -- to some of the world's most vexing questions: How can Santa come down your chimney if you don't have a fireplace? How does he get to every house in the world in just one night? And how do you get a job like that, anyway? (DISNEY/ATTILA DORY)WENDY CREWSON, ERIC LLOYD, TIM ALLEN /
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Best: Kris Kringle (Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town)

To combat the previously mentioned Santa, Kris Kringle in Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is the magnum opus of Santa’s. He is the S Tier, A+, MVS (Most Valuable Santa), the best of the best when it comes to Santa. He is the only movie Santa fully deserving of the name “Saint Nick,” because that’s what this Santa was – a Saint.

Kris Kringle in Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town was as pure as Santa could be. While Klaus might have been a more believable story to the origin of Santa, this film is a more magical origin. Not only is this film filled with catchy songs, it also has all of the heart that you would want for your Holiday viewing pleasure.

Santa in this film was as charming as can be as he was even able to warm the heart of the Winter Warlock. But, this Santa also cared so much for the kids and didn’t let the Burgermeister, who is a fantastic foil to Santa in this, or even jail, stop him from getting these children their presents.

Let’s also not forget, this version of Santa was voiced by Four-Time Oscar Nominee Mickey Rooney. His version of Santa was so well received that he was even brought back as Santa for The Year Without  A Santa Claus, making his Santa the most canon in the Rankin/Bass Universe.

For me, this is the definitive movie Santa. When I even think about Santa as an entity, I always circle back to this film, and this portrayal of Saint Nick. This is the magical, caring, and kind Santa I grew up believing growing up, and this is the Santa that I choose to believe for the rest of my life.