Merry Christmas, An (Incomplete) Review of 2013 Sports-Related Santa Claus Appearances

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our Big Lead family to yours. Here is an admittedly incomplete list of Santas to take you through your Christmas Eve and into Christmas morning. It’s incomplete because, well, it basically involved me doing some searches before hitting the lights on the way out of the TBL office. (The egg nog ran out hours ago).

Without further ado, some of the best and worst appearances by someone channeling the Jolly Old Elf.

Mississippi State’s Bulldog sat down with Saint Nick for a jolly laugh.


This is either Bret Keisel of the Pittsburgh Steelers or a very large man that looks like him. [via camcambigelow]

Bret Keisel as Santa 

Stevan Ridley and Rob Gronkowski visited kids at a hospital. Don’t tell Megyn Kelly.

Stevan Ridley would like to deliver toys to Megyn Kelly

Charissa Thompson is checking the naughty list. Hope you are on it.

Aaron Rodgers continues to photo bomb with style, as Santa.


Finally, this Redneck Santa at a Titans game. Yikes. There’s a joke about rolling him in flour there somewhere.

Redneck Santa haunts your dreams

And with that, enjoy tomorrow. Sweet dreams and visions of sugar plums.

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