'Santa Claus: The Movie' (1985) -- Best

Yes, the movie's nearly unwatchable -- a big-budget turkey from the producing couple who brought us "Superman: The Movie." But despite John Lithgow hamming it up as an evil toy maker and Dudley Moore appearing to wish he were somewhere else, the film's Santa Claus, played by David Huddleston, is the pure embodiment of all the great mysteries of the legend. What is Christmas without a little Santa magic?
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