On My Television, Holiday Edition

MV5BMTQ3NTYyNTk0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjk5Mzc4MDE@._V1_SX214_AL_I Am Santa Claus (2014)

From IMDB: “We have documented an entire year in the lives of five real-bearded professional Santa Clauses to find out what the rest of the year is like for a man who perpetually looks like Jolly Saint Nick. In the process, they are shown for who they actually are, flawed, flesh and blood men who feel an overbearing responsibility to protect the integrity of the spotless, untarnished reputation of the ‘Red Suit.’ I Am Santa Claus is a documentary that poses a question about a ubiquitous holiday figure that few parents ever ask themselves; ‘Whose lap is my child sitting on?'”

My Thoughts: I stumbled onto this one in the Netflix new releases and just loved it. Loved it! This was a behind the scenes look into the world of a professional Santa and I was really surprised. Who knew there are Santa agents and men traveling all over the country depending on their contract? In addition to the regular working Santas, the movie follows wrestler Mick Foley as he prepares to don the red suit for the first time. And I have to admit – that guy made a damn good Santa. My favorite Santa was Jim, the big ‘ole bear Santa with rainbow suspenders under his costume. He seemed like a lovely person.

Highly recommended! For any time of year, really.


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