Tim Allen played Santa Claus about 4 years ago. As I recall, he suddenly
put on weight; it was a magical transformation from regular guy to jolly
leader of elves. Is that weird enough? Sorry, I don't remember the film
Kalynn Huffman Brower
Radio-TV Center, Room 309
Department of Telecommunications
Bloomington, IN 47405
> From: kelly abbott
> Reply To: Film and TV Studies Discussion List
> Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 3:25 AM
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> Subject: Christmas query
> On a lighter note...
> I've been writing a column on films for a comedic magazine. Soon we'll be
> producing a December marathon that includes a new article ever day of
> December. An advent calendar, actually. Anyway, I plan on making my
> regular Christmas reviews but also had an idea to write about Santa Claus
> in film throughout the years.
> What I'm asking screen-l, h-film all my friends and readers to help me
> with, is to compile a record of all the weirdest Santa Clause imagery they
> can remember form films past. Myself, I can only think of a few. The
> "Dream Santas" in The City of the Lost Children, the "Rude Santa" in A
> Christmas Story. But I'm drawing blanks after that. I seem to remember, a
> Terrorist Santa from Christmas past, and didn't Chevy Chase do Santa once.
> Was it SNL or the Vacation movie? Oh, and Gremlins featured Gremlin
> Santas. That's a prime example. See where I'm going?
> If you could forward your suggestions, so that I can fortify my article,
> I'd be grateful indeed. Also, feel free to write me personally about any
> memorable Chistmas film experiences. My editor mentioned that he kept his
> ticket stub from the Muppet Christmas Story from way back. When he looked
> through his albums recently he noticed that the stub had been torn just
> so, leaving "Muppet Christ" legible. "Now that's a movie I want to see!"
> he joked.
> Get the picture?
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