It's always fun to see actors play Santa Claus on the screen. Whether they're a figment of children's imaginations or a funny mall Santa posing for photo ops, they just have a knack for making us wish that they were real!
Tim Allen, Paul Giamatti, and Ed Asner are just a few examples of actors who made us fall in love with the holiday mascot, but now, we're curious to see how much they've changed since they filmed these movies.
Click through the gallery to see striking then-and-now photos of actors who played Santa in popular holiday films!
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Tim Allen played Santa Claus in The Santa Clause.
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