Top 5 of the greatest Santas in movie history

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The Greatest Movie Santas Of All Time

It's safe to say if you are going to see a Christmas movie, old Saint Nick will be popping up, somewhere.

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Movie Santas have a special place in our hearts. There are so many movie Santas that it is sometimes tough to keep up, but you know your favorites. Is it Tim Allen in "The Santa Clause," or perhaps Paul Giamatti in "Fred Claus"? There are so many options to choose from that we narrowed it down to the top five greatest Santas in movie history.

5.) Jingle All the Way (1996)
In the cult classic "Jingle All the Way," we are greeted with the hilarious comedy trio of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Phil Hartman and Sinbad, and you think it can't get any funnier. In walks a scene with a corrupt Santa played by Jim Belushi and you've got a classic on your hands.

4.) A Christmas Story (1983)
What could be the top on this list, is the mall Santa in the favorite "A Christmas Story." It's safe to say, when you think of movie Santas, you can't help picturing the Santa in "A Christmas Story," with his foot on Ralph's head saying, "Ho. Ho. Ho," as he pushed him down the slide. It's just classic.
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3.) Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
A film about an orphan who is raised by nuns, to become a toy-store killing Santa Claus isn't the most family-friendly film, but "Silent Night, Deadly Night" managed to create an epic Santa Claus nonetheless.

2.) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The great debate of whether this movie is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie will go down with what came first, the chicken or the egg. Despite that, Jack Skellington is the perfect Santa in a Tim Burton world and we wouldn't want it any differently.

1.) Bad Santa (2003)
The Santa to trump all Santas, Billy Bob Thorton in "Bad Santa." It's safe to say we can't relate to a joy, optimistic Santa Claus all the time, but we can relate to an alcoholic, miserable Santa who ruins Christmas, right?

There you have it, the five best Santas in all of movie history! Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments below who your favorite its!

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Santa Claus and President Barack Obama wave from the stage during the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama and Muppet Miss Piggy read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' to children after lighting the National Christmas Tree in President's Park outside the White House in Washington, DC, December 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (2nd R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (R) light the National Christmas Tree in President's Park outside the White House in Washington, DC, December 3, 2015 with their daughters Malia (C) and Sasha (2nd L), as well as US actress Reese Witherspoon (L). AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (3rd R) points to Santa Claus (C) during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in President's Park outside the White House in Washington, DC, December 3, 2015. Also pictures is singer Andra Day (2nd R) and singer Aloe Blacc (R). AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (R) shares a laugh with First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and his mother-in-law Marion Robinson (L) during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in President's Park outside the White House in Washington, DC, December 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: First lady Michelle Obama and Miss Piggy read a children's book from the stage during the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Miss Piggy, Santa Claus, and President Barack Obama laugh on stage during the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Actress Reese Witherspoon speaks during the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Miss Piggy and actress Reese Witherspoon speak during the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Singer Andra Day performs during the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Bellamy Young performs at the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Fall Out Boy performs at the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Malia and Sasha Obama attend the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)
A view of the White House and National Christmas Tree from the Ellipse of the National Mall December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The First Family was joined by celebrities and guests to light the National Christmas tree during an evening of performances. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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