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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Santa Quiz #3

Here's my final Santa Claus identification quiz this month. I hope this was as much fun for everyone else as it was for me. I started these quizzes these last few weeks as an expression of my excitement for getting to dress like Santa myself at the Santa Hustle 5k I'm running this Sunday, Dec. 16th at Cedar Point, in Sandusky OH. Not only do all the participants get a Santa shirt, Santa hat, and beard for the race--but we get to race alongside thousands of other people dressed the same way. I'm bringing my camera.

Runners at the starting line at a Santa Hustle race in 2011.

I'll see everyone at the race on Sunday. Please stop by my booth to say 'hi' and to share with me your favorite Christmas TV special.  If you want to check out my books, I'll have copies there with me.  Otherwise, good luck to all the racers!  Have you seen the Facebook event page for the race?

Can you identify any of these animated Santa Clauses?  Just like before, name the series or the TV special's title in the comments below.  Can you do it without checking google?  Thanks for playing along.


Olive, The Other Reindeer

The Year Without a Santa Claus

Santa Baby!

Claymation Christmas Celebration

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

The Nightmare Before Christmas

A Christmas Flintstone

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation


  1. #9 is the 1985 version of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Best of luck with the race. I wish I lived closer, that seems like it would be a lot of fun to photograph!

  2. #2 is from Olive, The Other Reindeer and #8 is, of course, Fred Flintstone!

    Good luck this weekend!

  3. #1 - Futerama
    #2 - Olive
    #3 - Year without a Santa?
    #4 - Little Bill?
    #5 - California Raisins from the Will Vinton Claymation Christmas
    #6 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
    #7 - Nightmare Before Christmas
    #8 - Flintstones
    #9 - Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
    #10 - Phineas and Ferb?

  4. Rankin/Bass' Santa Baby from 2001. Wow, that one went fast!