49 – Top 5 Santa’s

Merry Christmas from the PodCavern!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year! Snow is falling (somewhere), fancy colored lights are shining , and gifts are wrapped (mostly poorly but hey it’s the thought that counts) under the tree. It’s the most joyous time of the year that brings us all together, which wouldn’t be possible without the very thought of our favorite red-suited, white bearded hero, Kris Kringle!

Throughout Christmas history there have been MANY different representations of Santa in movies, TV, books, games, etc. On this Very Merry Christmas special of Ranked, Tuong La and Holly Jolly Elves Jesse Bergen, Hayley Kellett, and Jason Dogleash rank their favorite incarnations of Santa Claus!

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Ground Rules

  • If they believe they are Santa than it counts
  • Must embody the spirit of Santa
  • If they have worn the suit than it counts
  • They don’t necessarily have to be a “good person”
  • Pulling from any type of fiction, history, or real life Santa’s

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal nominations throughout the episode.

Group Top 5

5. Santa (Kurt Russell) – The Christmas Chronicles

4. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) – The Santa Clause

3. The Grinch – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

2. Jim Moore – McKellar, Ontario (Real Life Santa)

1. Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn)  – Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Tuong’s List

  • Santa – South Park
  • Tim Allen – The Santa Clause
  • Jack Skellington – The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Santa – Chronicles of narnia
  • Robot Santa – Futurama
  • Santa – Elf
  • Bill Goldberg – Santa’s Slay
  • Santa – Polar Express
  • Santa – Miracle on 34th Street
  • Billy Bob Thornton – Bad Santa
  • Coca Cola Santa
  • Santa’s Little Helper

Jesse’s List

  • Tim Allen – The Santa Clause
  • Jeff Bezos – Real Life “Santa” – Amazon CEO
  • Nigerian Santa (Real Life Santa Personal story to Jesse – hear episode)
  • Robot Santa – Futurama
  • Santa from Michael Buble’s Christmas Music Video – “Santa Buddy”
  • The Night Santa Went Crazy from Weird Al
  • Santa Lucio Pizza (in Winnipeg)

Hayley’s List

  • Ghost of Christmas Present – Muppet’s Christmas
  • Kris Kringle – The Dresden Files
  • Jim Moore – McKellar, Ontario (Real Life Santa)
  • Santa – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Phone Santa (Hayley’s friends Mom who whenever Hayley was in trouble would pretend they were Santa , Real Life Santa)
  • Chandler Bing – Friends


Jason’s List

  • The Grinch – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Santa – A Christmas Story
  • Hallmark Santa
  • Ed Asner – Elf
  • Stone Road Mall Santa (in Guelph, Ontario) Real Life Santa
  • Fred Flinstone

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