I Am Santa Claus

2014

Action / Comedy / Documentary / Drama

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 548

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Sid Haig as Himself
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Dee Snider as Himself
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ironhorse_iv 7 / 10

Ho! Ho! Ho! This Santa Claus documentary, indeed delivers! What a gifted movie!

Started by a Kickstarter campaign & currently streaming on Netflix; 2014's documentary, 'I am Santa Claus', is worth watching! Directed by relative newcomer, Tommy Avallone, and produced by Morgan Spurlock, the man behind several hit documentaries like 2004's 'Super-Size Me'. This film documented the lives of five real-life bearded professional Santa Clauses during an entire year. Each one of them, is pretty unique in their separate way. First off, you got Santa Russell Spice, an unlucky unemployed man who walks around, probably takes his Santa gimmick, a little too serious to hold a normal job. His cantankerous outlook on life might seem a bit bleak to some viewers, but the majority, of his scenes weren't too much depressing. The claymation sequences of Russell, trying to find a job was a nice addition to the film, because it did keep things on the light side. It really help make Russell seem like a real person. By the end of the film, you really want him to find a new home and put his life back together. To some, the next Santa, Jim Stevenson, might come off as a cheap ploy to sensationalize the movie and grab attention, and it kinda was, because the fact, he's a gay Santa; however, the film does focus on other issues, he has, other than his personal gay life with his lover, Alex. Scenes like him, talking about work at the antique store, shows a little range. I just wish, the filmmakers flesh out that other side of him more, because he seem more like a gay figure head than a real-life complex person. I can understand, why some audiences find his scenes, to be a bit too uncomfortable to watch. After all, seeing an elderly man strip to his undies for a photo shoot, is kinda risqué and too bizarre for even some gay men to take. I know, some conservative viewers, dislike him; however in my opinion, Santa Claus, Rob Figley is a little more alarming to watch than mostly likable, and jolly, Jim. Like Jim, Rob's portrayal in the film also comes across as one-dimensional and cartoony; but unlike Jim and the others; Rob isn't given much screen time to showcase any other side of him; besides his wild swinging sex habits. Not only, was he first introduce, toward the middle of the film; but he was also edited out, after that point. You never see, any conclusion to his whereabouts. That's not good, at all. I didn't like, what they did with him. In my opinion, they should had, just cut his story, off, if they weren't really, wasn't going to use him, much. The only highlight about Rob's story, is seeing the west coast, laid-back, Santa Bob Gerardi and east-coast, 'Robert De Niro' like swagger, Santa Frank Pascuzzi debate on what does it take, to makes a great 'Santa Claus'. It was nice to see, two different views on life, work together to be very open and accepted to the multiple lifestyles that make up the Santa world. I love the little odd things that comes along with these two men; such as a church made out of Santa Clauses. While, each of the other Santa Clauses are very interesting in what they bring to the part. They're not the linchpin of the film, as that honors, goes to ex-pro wrestler, Mick Foley. Foley serves as the best example of an overall story arch in this film. We follow Foley from the inception of him, thinking being Santa Claus, until the end, where he indeed transform himself into Santa Claus. His journey from newbie to seasoned veteran, is some of the clearest and most understandable moments in the film. While, the other Santa Clause's stories might not seem needed for this movie; Foley's part, sure was necessary for the narrative. For the most part, seeing men from a variety of backgrounds, lifestyles, and economic circumstances have a common passion, and each pursues that passion with vitality and determination, made for a very interesting watch. While it may hold more entertainment value during the holiday season, this documentary is something that maintains a level of intrigue during any season. Just note, it might not be 'watchable' for small children, due to some shocking imagery and profanity. In my opinion, the film for the most part, does a great job at pulling down the beard and show us, the true faces of the men everyone thinks they know; because of that reason, alone, it's deserve to be watch time after time again.

Reviewed by ChristmasReviewer 7 / 10

Okay Documentary

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM HONEST

The filmmakers 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 beloved Christmas Icon.

Now this documentary is well made but it seems to run all over the place and lose focus on the main topic of the film.

It starts off with 2 Children saying who they think "Santa Is" but the film never returns to them. The children should of been used more. "The Filmmakers" should of taken the route when they say "Santa Lives in the North pole" and then cut to where these "Santa's Live".

Now my heart went out to one man who is Santa. He has no family. He is alone. He has a boyfriend but they live over 700 miles apart. Later when we see them together at a zoo that are holding hands and trust me that is an act of major courage. I loved this man and wanted to see more of him. He was a very nice man and he deserves more out of life then what he is getting.

The film was made in 2012 and 5 years later I hope he is still with his boyfriend and they are living together.

I also want to point out there is one man that plays Santa who is a "Little Jerk". I won't say who it is but trust me he is.

I think if the film had a tighter focus it would of been more memorable. A better film about a man who plays "Santa" is called "Becoming Santa" and that film is great.

Reviewed by gavin6942 8 / 10

Whose Lap Is My Child Sitting On?

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.

This documentary is incredible. While most mall Santas are probably just older men from the community who want to give a little something back, this documentary sheds light on the hundreds of other Santas who take the lifestyle to a greater extreme. And the focus on just a handful of the more unconventional really makes this something to see.

We have a man struggling with making ends meet who turns to work as Santa, although he does not seem to have the heart for the job (and if this film is any indication, he has terrible eating habits). And then we have the gay Santa who poses for some questionable magazines. Oddly, although this guy sounds like someone a good Christian may not want associating with their children, he is presented as the most caring and sincere of any of the guys in this film. More than anyone else, he embodies the Santa persona.

And then there is Mick Foley. Although the name will be familiar to many, the man might not be. Seeing his kindness, his love of children is inspiring. At times things seem a little bizarre (his 12-year old son apparently still believes in Santa), but his exploration of the transformation process is incredible.

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