6.7/10
593
9 user 8 critic

I Am Santa Claus (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 4 November 2014 (USA)
Trailer
2:10 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
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... See full summary »

Director:

Tommy Avallone
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

A String of Blue Beads (TV Movie 1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young man with everything to live for is crushed to learn of the death of his fiancée in a fire on Christmas Eve. For three years he wallows in self-pity until a young girl reminds him of the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Alan Dinehart
Stars: Louis Jourdan, Ellen Cobb-Hill, Margaret Hamilton
Documentary | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of one man entering the culture and character of Santa Claus for a single season. We follow Jack as he bleaches his hair and goes to Santa School. He tries to do everything that ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Myers
Stars: John Merian, Gary Casey, Peter Fontana
The Christmas Ornament (TV Movie 2013)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A widow plans to give Christmas festivities a miss, as they bring back too many memories of her late husband.

Director: Mark Jean
Stars: Kellie Martin, Cameron Mathison, Jewel Staite
A Holiday to Remember (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Carolyn is leaving the big city with her daughter Jordi for her childhood village, deep in the forest. She meets her former fiancé, who she left at the altar several years ago. She also ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Connie Sellecca, Asia Vieira, Brenda Bazinet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Richard Thomas, Edward Asner, Charles Bronson
Fantasy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

While at her grandmother's house, a ten-year-old girl finds a coat in the closet. As she inspects it, she is suddenly taken back in time.

Director: Bruce Pittman
Stars: Megan Follows, Kate Parr, Doris Petrie
The Legends of Santa (TV Movie 2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Santa's image is almost universally recognizable, yet the jolly old soul, with his bag of gifts, steering his reindeer and sliding down chimneys is a relatively modern image. This festive ... See full summary »

Director: Hefin Owen
A Holiday Romance (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A staid school administrator comes to town to save a school from closing and ends up falling in love with the charming music teacher.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Naomi Judd, Andy Griffith, Gerald McRaney
All About Christmas Eve (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

'Tis the Season for Evelyn Wright, literally, she is a party planner in NYC. At the last minute Eve finds out that one of her agency's top clients is throwing a HUGE Christmas event, in LA,... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sullivan
Stars: Haylie Duff, Chris Carmack, Connie Sellecca
Correcting Christmas (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman travels back one year in time to the Christmas before her broken engagement and tries to repair what went wrong. She discovers that this is a challenging undertaking.

Director: Tim O'Donnell
Stars: Kelly Overton, Michael Muhney, Gloria Loring
Dear Santa (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young woman who comes from a life of privilege falls for the owner of a soup kitchen after discovering a Dear Santa letter written by his seven year old daughter.

Director: Jason Priestley
Stars: Amy Acker, David Haydn-Jones, Emma Duke
A Grandpa for Christmas (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Bert is an old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer, who's retired from showbiz and estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, Becca. Bert, about to sell his house and move into a ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Katherine Helmond, Juliette Goglia
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mick Foley ... Himself
Russell Spice Russell Spice ... Himself
Jim Stevenson Jim Stevenson ... Himself
Santa Claus Santa Claus ... Himself
Bob Gerardi Bob Gerardi ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Dreamer ... Himself (as Tom Laughlin)
Rob Figley Rob Figley ... Himself
Connie Gerardi Connie Gerardi ... Herself
Bobby Goodrich Bobby Goodrich ... Himself
Sid Haig ... Himself
Brian Heffron Brian Heffron ... Himself
Artie Lange ... Himself
Jerry Lawler ... Himself
Roddy Piper ... Himself
Dee Snider ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Whose lap is my child sitting on?


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Я Санта Клаус See more »

Filming Locations:

Waco, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Double Windsor Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Santa Came Home Drunk
Written by Narvel Eatmon aka Cadillac Baby
Performed by Clyde Lasley and the Cadillac Baby Specials
Courtesy of Earwig Music Company, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Heartfelt and interesting.
24 January 2016 | by mockfilmsblogSee all my reviews

I have to admit, when I decided to start the Decembextravaganza! I had a gap in the third week. Straining to find a unique offering in the endless archives of overdone Christmas films, I finally struck gold when I heard a special edition of the Hollywood Babble On Podcast where Kevin Smith interviews director Tommy Avallone and professional wrestler/Christmas enthusiast Mick Foley. What followed was a conversation that lifted me out of the holiday funk that I've carried for many years. I listened as three grown men discussed what it was like to visit Santa as a kid and the magic it instills both in ourselves but also, what it means to the men who keep that magic alive, real bearded Santas.

I Am Santa Claus (2014) takes a behind the sleigh look (mind the pun) at what it takes to become the embodiment of Christmas for wide eyed children every year. Not normally being one for documentaries, I went on nothing more than what had transpired during the interview. And I have to admit, this film is great. If there is an emotion to be felt you will feel it here. Following a one year period in the lives of five Santas as they go through the normal everyday ups and downs, I Am Santa Claus allows the viewer to grow attached to each of its greatly varied subjects on a very emotional level. Included in the festivities is Mick Foley, who decides to follow suit and walk in the big black boots himself.—


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed