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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Worst: Santa Claus (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)

Okay, so look, the Santa in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer wasn’t the best. Anyone who knows the story, or has ever sang the song, knows the story of Rudolph. He is a reindeer whose nose shines bright red, and after being, well, bullied his whole life for it, on a foggy Christmas eve Santa recruited the reindeer to help guide him through the darkness.

I actually do love this movie, and think the character of Rudolph and the journey he goes on is quite fascinating, but I also think the film’s main villain is Santa himself. While the previous Santa was always accepting of someone’s differences, this Santa never was. When you think about it, the story of Rudolph is an interesting one to say the least. You’re trying to tell me for thousands of years, Santa never had an issue with the fog before now, in the North Pole?

Anyway, in the movie, the obstacle is snow – again, they’re in the North Pole – and Santa’s solution is to… cancel Christmas? Over snow in the North Pole? That doesn’t sound like a Santa I want to believe in.

Not to mention throughout the film Santa also has an island of misfit toys which is an island run by a lion of toys, and people, that Santa just ignores. He also is so quick to initially say that Rudolph can never join his team because of his nose, he gets mad at Donner telling him he “should be ashamed of himself” because Rudolph has a shiny nose – even noting he is perfectly fit for the job saying Rudolph ” has a nice takeoff too” – when Rudolph’s parents are missing he blames it on Rudolph, and to top it all off he is even rude to Mrs. Claus because he says the song the elves are singing him is “driving him crazy.”

In the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, we are always led to believe the fellow reindeer were the ones bullying Rudolph, and that Santa comes in at the end and accepts him as who he is. However, in the movie, he is honestly worse than the rest of their reindeer who don’t let Rudolph join the reindeer games, and honestly, he might be the one behind the scenes telling them not to let him join. I honestly don’t think there’s a worse movie Santa, and he isn’t even fat!