Becoming SantaClosed Captioning
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Becoming Santa is the story of one man entering the culture and character of Santa Claus for a single season. We follow Jack as he bleaches his hair and goes to Santa School. He tries to do everything that Santa is asked to do. He works as a sidewalk Santa, does home visits, a Polar Express Train and a parade. Along the way, Jack collects childrens' wishes, learns about the benefits of belief, the history and origin of Santa, and the ordinary people keeping the spirit alive.
Jack and Jeff have done a great job capturing what it means to put on the red suit and bring the joy to the hearts of the children of all ages. The documentary explains the history and origins of Santa and the importance the proper image plays in creating the memories that last a lifetime and get passed down through the generations keeping the spirit of Santa alive. Highly recommend this movie.
help bring in the Christmas spirit!!
My husband just said, he really enjoyed watching it. It really helped bring in the Christmas season - the feeling of joy in his heart. Yeah, next week we go and pick out a Christmas tree and help the children to feel the spirit of Christmas, too.
I guess I was just tired of watching mediocre sci-fi films and I was happy to come across this Christmas documentary. We really enjoyed it - except for one part where they talk about the zwarte piets in such a negative light - we are in the Netherlands and the zwarte piets are happy "sinterklaas helpers" just helping the children to feel happy - so I don't see a problem with it.
but the message of the documentary hits home and it was really enjoyable. i recommend!
Really brings Christmas back! Charming.
Becoming Santa manages to do more than just a documentary, providing a delightful and hearty comedic sequence. Jack definitely makes this film enjoyable. The roots of Christmas are intertwined well with Jack's metamorphosis into Santa. It really does bring the spirit of Christmas back.
Verdict: Go watch this film to get yourself into the mood of the silly season. There's a reason why it got so many festival film awards, you know. Don't let the rental price fool you into thinking this is one of those cheesy holiday flicks.