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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?' Written by Anonymous

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14 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Executive producer Morgan Spurlock (famous for "Supersize Me", "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" and other documentaries), along with the longest list of producers and associate producers I've ever seen, have brought us a film about guys who portray Santa. The film crew spent an entire year following four men who have dedicated their lives to becoming Santa Claus and one who has recently decided to become Santa. So, while these guys get paid to portray the fat man only a small portion of the year, they eat, drink, sleep and think Santa all year long. All this and much more is seen in this non- narrated film that simply lets these men talk about their craft as well as do mostly normal everyday things--such as going shopping, house hunting and spending time with friends.

I love documentaries, so when I saw this brand new film about men who dress up as Santa, I was eager to see it. However, in some ways I really wish I hadn't. While there was some really interesting content (such as a cool version of "Deck the Halls" by Twisted Sister and seeing pro wrestler Nick Foley becoming Santa), some of the film featured too much information and I felt like a bit like a voyeur or a guy who accidentally walked in and found grandpa naked! After all, as a kid or even an adult, you don't want to think about Santa's sex life or see Santa getting drunk and becoming a bit profane! But here, it's a warts and all look at five Santas! As for me, I just didn't want to think of one Santa as a swinger or another attending a Bear and Cub convention. It reminded me of my old students who were so fond of saying..."T.M.I." (too much information)! Well made, yes, but also a bit tough to watch and, at times, a tad slow.

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