Ben Affleck donned a Santa Claus suit for a Christmas Eve heist scene when playing an ex-con in the 2002 film Reindeer Games.
Behold Paris Hilton as Santa Claus—not for an on-screen role, but simply for the red carpet on the occasion of launching one of her two dozen fragrances at Macy's in 2009.
Jake Gyllenhaal gave Ben Affleck a run for his money as a shirtless Santa Claus stationed in Saudi Arabia in the 2005 film Jarhead.
Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams got into the Christmas spirit for an appearance at Toys "R" Us to reveal their Destiny's Child dolls in 2001.
A mid-twenties Ryan Phillippe reimagined Santa Claus with a six-pack in the 1998 film Studio 54.
Billy Bob Thornton played a conman Santa Claus a year after Affleck in the 2003 film Bad Santa.
Technically, Paul Giamatti played Santa Claus's bitter older brother in the 2007 film Fred Claus, but he certainly fits in with the rest.
Jessica Simpson suited up as Santa Claus, sans signature hat, for Z100's Jingle Ball in 2000.
Erstwhile gospel singer Katy Perry showed off her Jesus tattoo while performing in a Santa Claus dress at Y100's Jingle Ball in 2008.
LL Cool J looked jolly as ever for a Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation party with Jay-Z and Ashanti in 2003.
Flea reminded the crowd at the finals of the Chevy Truck U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix that it was just a few days before Christmas during a Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert in 2002.
Kelly Osbourne left her goth sensibilities behind for a night at K-Rock's 2002 Claus-Fest.
Kurt Russell kept the Christmas spirit alive in 2018 for Netflix's The Santa Claus Chronicles.