Becoming Santa
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A man decides to re-invent himself (at least for a few weeks) as a right jolly old elf in this documentary from director Jeff Myers. Jack Sanderson is a stocky, middle-aged man who has worked in the film business for years as an actor, producer and personal assistant. However, one year he gets the idea to add something new to his resume -- playing Santa Claus. Sanderson decides to find out what it's like to impersonate Santa for a living, not to mention giving himself a dose of Christmas spirit after losing several close family members. Sanderson grows out his beard, dyes it white, gets a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"The film presents interesting historical information with a great Christmas-y soundtrack, making for a somewhat enjoyable watch."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"This is a more honest (and certainly less hokey) manifestation of a true Christmas story; the kind that should be added to the spate of annual holiday fare. Like perhaps on a double bill with Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale."
‑ Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
"It's charming, informative, and, best of all, really funny."
‑ John Gholson, Cinematical
"I don't think Jack ever got it. He remains cynical when working with real children. He makes jokes at the expense of babbling incomprehensible kids. Look, we know it makes no sense, but you don't have to joke about it with their parents."
‑ Fred Topel, Screen Junkies
"Surprisingly hilarious without being too mocking nor too cute."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Movies.com
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