Santa Claus has to be a superhero. What other explanation is there for a man having the ability to fly around the world, lift one metric ton of plastic toys over his shoulder and live to be 300 years old?

On film, the bearded fat man has had a long career showcasing his incredible superpowers and captivating the minds of impressionable young viewers. After Cinematical ran a very-NSFW look at Santa's dark side, we felt his image could use a much-needed PR boost.

So without further adieu -- we present to you the most amazing accomplishments ever achieved by movie Santas. You may not believe everything you read or see, but we assure you, every single one of these moments actually happened.
Santa With Muscles Movie Poster
Santa With Muscles
In Theaters on November 5, 1996

Amnesia makes a mean health-food tycoon (Hulk Hogan) think he's Santa Claus, especially when it comes... Read More

Santa Claus Movie Poster
Santa Claus
In Theaters on December 11, 1991

Merlin the magician helps Santa (José Elías Moreno) save children tempted by the devil to be naughty. Read More

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Movie Poster
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
In Theaters on December 21, 2001

Martian ruler Kimar (Leonard Hicks) is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence... Read More

The Santa Clause 2 Movie Poster
The Santa Clause 2
Based on 26 critics

Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has been in the role of Santa for the past eight years, and his loyal elves... Read More

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Movie Poster
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Based on 39 critics

During the World War II bombings of London, four English siblings are sent to a country house where they... Read More