Ranking The Jolliness Of 16 Sports Figures Dressed As Santa Claus

Whose suit fits the best?

16. Bill Belichick.

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It feels wrong to see a Santa suit photoshopped on the NFL’s most notorious curmudgeon. How do you measure the jolliness of a man who smiles once a year? You don’t.

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15. Kobe Bryant.

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For someone with such a winning smile, it’s unfortunate that his competitive drive will never allow him to experience true joy.

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14. Santonio Holmes.

Holmes is a perpetual malcontent. He complains about everything on and off the field. He doesn’t get the ball enough. He’s always injured. He disagrees with coaches. He has the reputation of being a quarterback killer. Not exactly the kind of person that spreads cheer to everyone he meets.

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13. Monta Ellis.

Ellis has never seen a shot he didn’t like or a teammate he’d like to pass to. This isn’t the kind of selfless behavior you expect from Santa Claus.

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12. John Kruk.

The Baseball Tonight analyst certainly has the size of jolly old Saint Nick, but his demeanor still leaves a bit to be desired. He does get bonus points for his flawless mullet from his playing days.

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11. Tommy Lasorda.

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Confused? Yes. Jolly? No.

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10. Daniel Murphy.

The Mets second baseman may play for a loser, but he’s the ultimate team player for defeating the Mets curse of Kris Kringle.

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9. Barry Melrose.

If he brings one-eighth of the enthusiasm he has for hockey highlights to his Christmas spirit, Melrose would be brimming in jolliness.

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8. DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins has a reputation for being a bad boy on the court. He frequently has a scowl on his face and refuses to shake hands with other teams. However, watch this video of Cousins giving away a Christmas shopping spree and tell me he isn’t jolly.

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7. Chris Anderson.

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Nothing says Christmas like a tattooed former drug addict rocking stunner shades and a mohawk telling kids to rock on.

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6. Ken Griffey Jr.

The Kid can do nothing wrong.

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5. Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers would be higher on this list, but his injury problems are making everyone grumpy. His photobomb game is on point though.

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4. Charles Barkley.

Because he’s just a knucklehead with no filter and a heart of gold.

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3. Alex Ovechkin.


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2. Shaquille O’Neal.

Because I’m not entirely convinced Shaq isn’t Santa Claus.

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1. Babe Ruth.

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Do I even have to explain?

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