Stars Who Played Santa

By: Alexa Kravitz / December 21, 2012

Paul Giamatti in Fred Claus

A comedy with underlying themes of family? What could be more Christmas than that? Giamatti plays Nicholas Claus, a boy so generous and kind that he one day becomes Santa. Unfortunately, his brother Fred (Vince Vaughn) is bitter and greedy, and never lives up to his brother’s potential, so he moves away from the North Pole. But when Nick tries to help Fred out of a bad situation, things go awry. In this hilarious holiday film, the brothers must fix their rift or risk ruining Christmas.