Santa Claus

Humorous Photos of Santa Claus Invading Famous Works of Art

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Photographer Ed Wheeler has spent the past 25 years taking self-portraits dressed as Santa Claus. If that weren’t quirky enough, the artist has amusingly inserted his jolly image into famous works of art — which we first spotted on Honestly WTF. If you’ve ever wanted to see Santa lounging in the jungle of Rousseau’s The Dream, sunning himself in De Chirico’s The Soothsayer’s Recompense, and enjoying lunch in the grass with Manet’s subjects, then pay Wheeler’s artworks a visit in our gallery. The Santa Classics will be on display in Philadelphia until December 21, and cards featuring the whimsical images are available at the Philadelphia Museum of Art shop and online store.
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Exclusive Supercut: Very Bad Santas

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There’s no single figure more beloved during the Christmas season — and in Christmas movies — than good old Saint Nick. But as the years have passed and times have grown more cynical, the holly jolly Kris Kringles of Miracle on 34th Street have been joined in the cinematic Christmas canon by boozing, screwing, stealing Santas of the Bad Santa ilk. For this special Christmas supercut, we’ve assembled some of the sketchier Saint Nicks of cinematic history; check them all out after the jump.
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