I got to see Becoming Santa at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck  this year, and I loved it.  And now, with Christmas bearing down on us, the movie is coming out on DVD.  In a welcome turn of events, I received a review copy so I could take another look.

In this documentary, Jack Sanderson decides to immerse himself in the culture of Santa Claus for a season.  He bleaches his hair and beard, gets a custom made Santa suit, and attends Santa School.  Along the way, a host of professional Santas and Santa historians weigh in.  It’s a fascinating and amusing look at a subculture that you’ve probably never thought about.

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