Becoming Santa (2011)

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Written By: Jack Sanderson
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On DVD: Nov 22, 2011
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Cinema Libre Studio - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Becoming Santa

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

The film presents interesting historical information with a great Christmas-y soundtrack, making for a somewhat enjoyable watch.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
We Got This Covered

It's charming, informative, and, best of all, really funny.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
Cinematical

Surprisingly hilarious without being too mocking nor too cute.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011

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.

Full Review… | May 11, 2011
eFilmCritic.com

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.

Full Review… | March 31, 2011

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