Worst: Martin Short (The Santa Clause 3)
Just like Richard Attenborough, I mean no disrespect to Martin Short. However, unlike Attenborough, Short doesn’t have any redeeming qualities. I understand that Short played the villain of this film, and so his version of Santa was never supposed to be one of the best, and maybe it worked for being one of the worst, but that fact doesn’t save him from this list.
I think one of the more disappointing aspects of Martin Short’s Santa, for me, and again this is not his fault at all, but The Santa Clause 3 came out when I was 9. So, no matter what Martin Short does with his career, I will always place him with this role.
If wanting to go back in time to “take out” the original Santa from the first film in order to take the Santa Clause mantle from Scott Calvin wasn’t enough. He also turns the entire North Pole into a.. theme park and resort? The whole legacy of Santa is ruined at that point, and it can’t be fixed.
Also, Martin Short’s look as Santa was… a choice. At least when they turned Tim Allen into Santa they gave him a jolly feel. With Martin Short, his Santa was terrifying with a face that strangely resembled Tim Allen, a haunting smile, and that hair… that iced back spiky hair.