Why do some Christmas movies portray Santa as kind of grumpy or stern rather than cheerful?

He’s kind of grumpy in the 1964 Rudolf, and to a lesser extent, Elf. In The Polar Express, he’s not at all jolly, but stern and imposing.

Is it because we’re seeing him when he’s not in his sleigh? Perhaps the stress of his job is supposed to be getting to him more.

4 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Bad Santa although it is 18+.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I really hate to break it to you.... But Santa is not real........ (How old are you?) Nobody can get around the world in seconds. Even with magic.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Because the real Santa is grumpy and scary, my Dad who is an alcoholic.

  • 5 months ago

    rnaybe cause people think hes grurnpy

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