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Santa Claus is a character in Bob Clark's 1983 film, A Christmas Story. He is played by Jeff Gillen. He is mean and inpatient and clearly only there for a paycheck. Not much else is known about him.

Logos/Main Title[]

In the first scene of the film, "Logos/Main Title", Santa is seen ringing a bell for a donation.

Parading To Santa[]

In the twenty-third scene of the film, "Parading To Santa", Santa appears on a float in the Christmas parade. Soon, Santa is accompanied by his elves (Head Elf and Male Elf) in the mall. Santa is in the mall, asking kids what they want for Christmas. He is quick to ask his elves to toss kids down the slide and to make them scream without even talking to them.

Santa, talking to Ralphie.

Slippery Santa Slide[]

In the twenty-forth scene of the film, "Slippery Santa Slide", Santa picks up Randy and says: "Ho, ho, ho!". Randy screams so Santa tells his elves to toss him down the slide. Santa asks Ralphie Parker what he wants for Christmas. Ralphie is speechless so Santa says a football would be good. Ralphie unconsciously agrees. Just as he's being tossed down the slide, he snaps out of it, stops himself from sliding down, and shouts that he wants a Red Ryder Carbine-action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. Santa curtly replies, "You'll shoot your eye out kid!". Ralphie frowns as Santa was his last hope. Santa then wishes Ralphie a Merry Christmas and kicks him down the slide with a final, "Ho ho ho!".