The Many Faces Of Santa's Imposters

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It's the first day of Christmas, and at the same time we have our weekly celebrity quiz! Who else should we feature but Santa?

Then again... the number of cinematic Santas is rather staggering, though a lot of them turn out to be fake. Thankfully there are two days in Christmas, so here's the idea: let's have two quizzes! one for the fake Santas, and one for the real ones. Today we do the impostors, and tomorrow we give the real Mister Cola a shake. Promise (kept)!

So once again I'm going to use fifteen pictures of a mythological character to make a quiz. Click through the images, and guess which movies they're from. No competition, no prizes, just for fun, try to see how far you get without using IMDb!
And I'll post the answers next Thursday, or earlier if someone gets all of them right...


James Marsh, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Pierce Conran, , Dustin Chang, Christopher O'Keeffe, Stuart Muller, Michele "Izzy" Galgana, Zach Gayne and Kurt Halfyard contributed to this story.

And... yeah, that is clearly not Santa, but Arnold Schwarzenegger in a publicity still. Nice try though!

This picture doesn't count yet for the quiz, but all others do, so please browse through the gallery: click on the edge of the picture to get the next one, and see how many of them all you can identify!

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ManateeAdvocateDecember 25, 2015 2:52 PM

#1 Silent Night, Deadly Night? (never saw it)
#2 A Christmas Story
#4 Whoa. Whaaaaat is that from? Frickin' Lee Majors with a minigun!
#5 Bad Santa (never saw it)
#6 Would love to know
#7 Gremlins
#9 Ransom
#10 Earnest Saves Christmas
#11 How the Grinch Stole Christmas

ManateeAdvocateDecember 25, 2015 2:53 PM

Great quiz by the way

Ard VijnDecember 25, 2015 4:46 PM

Ok, you've got 1, 2, 5, 7, 10 and 11 correct!
That just leaves 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, and 15...

Ard VijnDecember 25, 2015 4:47 PM

Heh, hope you'll like tomorrow's one too!

ManateeAdvocateDecember 25, 2015 4:49 PM

Took a wild stab at 9. Saw Ransom once in the theater. Hated it. High and Low is a superior film.

ManateeAdvocateDecember 25, 2015 4:53 PM

Looking forward to whatever you throw at us.

I couldn't resist. I looked up #4. I totally don't remember that scene. Well, it's the right time of year to watch that film again.

thomDecember 26, 2015 10:18 PM

#3 Home Alone
#4 Scrooged
#8 Trading Places

Christian Dannie StorgaardDecember 27, 2015 6:32 PM

#6 Tales from the Crypt (1972), from the "And All Through the House" segment adapted from The Vault of Horror #35 :)
#12 The Silent Partner - based on a Danish book, strangely enough.
#14 Call Me Claus - which was coincidentally on TV today and is awful.
#15 Jingle All the Way - I want a TurboMan too!

Ard VijnDecember 27, 2015 8:27 PM

All three correct!
That leaves 6, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15...

Ard VijnDecember 27, 2015 8:28 PM

All correct!
That just leaves 9 and 13...

God of JoyDecember 27, 2015 9:14 PM

9 is Reindeer Games

Christian Dannie StorgaardDecember 28, 2015 7:02 AM

#9 Reindeer Games
and is #13 "Santa With Muscles"?

Ard VijnDecember 28, 2015 6:36 PM

Correct! That leaves number 13...

Ard VijnDecember 28, 2015 6:36 PM

Both correct!

Ard VijnDecember 28, 2015 6:46 PM

And that finishes this quiz as well, one day after the one with the real Santas. Serves you right, impostors! As usual, here are all the titles and the people who first identified them correctly:

1: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (ManateeAdvocate)
2: A CHRISTMAS STORY (ManateeAdvocate)
3: HOME ALONE (thom)
4: SCROOGED (thom)
5: BAD SANTA (ManateeAdvocate)
6: TALES FROM THE CRYPT 1972 (Christian Dannie Storgaard)
7: GREMLINS (ManteeAdvocate)
8: TRADING PLACES (thom)
9: REINDEER GAMES (God of Joy)
10: EARNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS (ManateeAdvocate)
11: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (ManateeAdvocate)
12: THE SILENT PARTNER (Christian Dannie Storgaard)
13: SANTA WITH MUSCLES (Christian Dannie Storgaard)
14: CALL ME CLAUS (Christian Dannie Storgaard)
15: JINGLE ALL THE WAY (Christian Dannie Storgaard)

(And the "too easy" encore was of course THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS...)