Santa Claus in Movies: The Naughty & Nice (15 movies items)
Jeff Gillen, "A Christmas Story." It's a neat bit of irony that the greatest Christmas movie ever made—eat it, "It's a Wonderful Life"—features such a cruel Santa Claus. As protagonist Ralphie waits to tell Santa how much he wants the Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, he watches each kid, post-Santa lap-sit, get booted down a long slide. The sequence is shot and edited to mirror Ralphie's anxiety as he waits to speak with Santa, and not only that, when he does ask Santa for the BB gun, what "