According to a recent survey, movie lovers chose Tim Allen's portrayal in "The Santa Clause" as their favorite "nice" on-screen Santa. They chose Billy Bob Thornton's anti-Claus in "Bad Santa" as their favorite version of a less jolly old elf.
America's Favorite Nice Santas
  • The Santa Clause (played by Tim Allen), 35%
  • Miracle on 34th Street (played by Edmund Gwenn), 22%
  • Elf (played by Edward Asner), 14%
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (voiceover by Stan Francis), 10%
  • Polar Express (voiceover by Tom Hanks), 10%

American's Favorite Naughty Santas

  • Bad Santa (played by Billy Bob Thornton), 33%
  • Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (played by Jim Carrey), 27%
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (voice-over by Boris Karloff), 20%
  • A Christmas Story (played by Jeff Gillen), 13%
  • Trading Places (played by Dan Akroyd), 5%


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