Cinema Santa: The Best of Old St. Nick on Film [Infographic]

by |December 21, 2015
Categories: HolidaysInfographics

The Evolution of Santa in Movies Infographic


Christmas time is here once again, and if you’re a good little boy or girl, you’ve already got everyone on your list exactly what they wanted. Now that all the shopping is done, do you just kick back unentertained, drinking copious amounts of egg nog in silence? No… you spend the rest of December watching Christmas movies, of course!

Santa has always been a significant part of almost any Christmas movie: he has a specific concept of good and evil, he always prefers faith over skepticism, and he can even be duplicitous—is he out to help us or is he out for himself? The best Santa movies have these kinds of themes that get to the heart of our holiday mythos. On the other side of the [chocolate] coin, there are the Santa movies where he goes to Mars or he gets his sleigh stuck in the sandy beaches of Florida. No matter which type of Christmas film you prefer, we think you’ll enjoy this chronological look at Santa Claus’ cinematic exploits in this very merry infographic.


Ho, Ho, Ho… now on with the show!


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Well, there you have it. Twenty-five Santa movies for every day of December until Christmas. Which is your favorite of these films or your favorite Christmas film ever? Let us know in the comments below! And if you want to wear your own Santa costume while watching these movies, more power to you.



Design Credit: Abby Bartels

Chris Harder

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