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Famous faces dressed as Santa Claus

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In this gallery from the archives we look at famous faces who dresssed as Santa Claus.

 

BBC TV stars in festive mood in London for the launch of the corporation's Christmas package of programmes. Over the holiday season viewers will see, back row, from left, 'Allo 'Allo stars Carmen Silvera, Gordon Kaye and Vicki Michelle. Front row, from left, Hi De Hi's Ruth Madoc, EastEnder's Wendy Richard, Dave Lee Travis and Father Christmas attired Bob Monkhouse. Ref #: PA.15141588  Date: 03/12/1986

BBC TV stars in festive mood in London for the launch of the corporation’s Christmas package of programmes. Over the holiday season viewers will see, back row, from left, ‘Allo ‘Allo stars Carmen Silvera, Gordon Kaye and Vicki Michelle. Front row, from left, Hi De Hi’s Ruth Madoc, EastEnder’s Wendy Richard, Dave Lee Travis and Father Christmas attired Bob Monkhouse.
Ref #: PA.15141588
Date: 03/12/1986

Former World Featherweight Champion Barry McGuigan joins the Post Office's campaign advising people to beat the Christmas rush by posting their cards early Ref #: PA.615619  Date: 08/12/1986

Former World Featherweight Champion Barry McGuigan joins the Post Office’s campaign advising people to beat the Christmas rush by posting their cards early
Ref #: PA.615619
Date: 08/12/1986

Actor John Thaw, tough Inspector Jack Regan of the Sweeney, finds himself under investigation by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir David McNee when he assumes the role of Santa Claus. Ref #: PA.1654417  Date: 08/12/1978

Actor John Thaw, tough Inspector Jack Regan of the Sweeney, finds himself under investigation by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir David McNee when he assumes the role of Santa Claus.
Ref #: PA.1654417
Date: 08/12/1978

First lady Nancy Reagan sits on the knee of television personality Mr. T, dressed as Santa Claus, as he joined her for a preview of the White House Christmas decor in Washington, D.C. Picture date: Dec. 12, 1983.(AP Photo/Ira Schwarz) Ref #: PA.2372892

First lady Nancy Reagan sits on the knee of television personality Mr. T, dressed as Santa Claus, as he joined her for a preview of the White House Christmas decor in Washington, D.C.
Picture date: Dec. 12, 1983.(AP Photo/Ira Schwarz)
Ref #: PA.2372892

Former Labour cabinet minister Denis Healey who appeared at a press conference in London as Father Christmas, organised by the Greeting Card and Calendar Association with the Post office to stress the importance of communication this Christmas. Ref #: PA.1662563  Date: 04/12/1985

Former Labour cabinet minister Denis Healey who appeared at a press conference in London as Father Christmas, organised by the Greeting Card and Calendar Association with the Post office to stress the importance of communication this Christmas.
Ref #: PA.1662563
Date: 04/12/1985

Sid James helps Barbara Windsor with her beard as the two dress up as Santa Claus for the Variety Club luncheon. Ref #: PA.729870  Date: 10/12/1963

Sid James helps Barbara Windsor with her beard as the two dress up as Santa Claus for the Variety Club luncheon.
Ref #: PA.729870
Date: 10/12/1963

Bernard Bresslaw (l) and Jimmy Tarbuck (c) give a lift to Miss Christmas Dona Reading whilst Max Bygraves (r) holds Joan Crane. Ref #: PA.7478619  Date: 13/12/1966

Bernard Bresslaw (l) and Jimmy Tarbuck (c) give a lift to Miss Christmas Dona Reading whilst Max Bygraves (r) holds Joan Crane.
Ref #: PA.7478619
Date: 13/12/1966

Yippie leader Jerry Rubin appears with a toy gun and Santa Claus suit on Capitol Hill during the hearing of the House Committee in Un-American Activities in Washington D.C. on Dec. 4, 1968. Rubin, who was barred from the hearing, told people that his costume was typical of the committee, which he describes as Ref #: PA.8658210

Yippie leader Jerry Rubin appears with a toy gun and Santa Claus suit on Capitol Hill during the hearing of the House Committee in Un-American Activities in Washington D.C. on Dec. 4, 1968. Rubin, who was barred from the hearing, told people that his costume was typical of the committee, which he describes as
Ref #: PA.8658210

Bruce Forsyth, Vera Lynn and Danny La Rue dressed in Father Christmas outfits at the Variety Club Christmas Luncheon. Ref #: PA.5411747  Date: 07/12/1970

Bruce Forsyth, Vera Lynn and Danny La Rue dressed in Father Christmas outfits at the Variety Club Christmas Luncheon.
Ref #: PA.5411747
Date: 07/12/1970

Actors Luisa Mattioli and her husband Roger Moore don "Father Christmas" costumes at the Variety Club of Great Britain's Christmas luncheon at the Savoy Hotel in London, Dec. 9, 1969. They are collecting gifts for sick and deprived children. (AP Photo/Bob Dear) Ref #: PA.4942328  Date: 09/12/1969

Actors Luisa Mattioli and her husband Roger Moore don “Father Christmas” costumes at the Variety Club of Great Britain’s Christmas luncheon at the Savoy Hotel in London, Dec. 9, 1969. They are collecting gifts for sick and deprived children. (AP Photo/Bob Dear)
Ref #: PA.4942328
Date: 09/12/1969

George Best smiles as he poses in a Santa Claus outfit to be worn at a Charity Film Premiere. Ref #: PA.1667589  Date: 16/12/1969

George Best smiles as he poses in a Santa Claus outfit to be worn at a Charity Film Premiere.
Ref #: PA.1667589
Date: 16/12/1969

Female impersonator Danny La Rue (2nd L) pours out champagne at the Talk of the Town Restaurant, London. Fellow entertainers are Freddie Starr (L), Colin Crompton (R), and Bernard Manning. Ref #: PA.1323897  Date: 11/12/1974

Female impersonator Danny La Rue (2nd L) pours out champagne at the Talk of the Town Restaurant, London. Fellow entertainers are Freddie Starr (L), Colin Crompton (R), and Bernard Manning.
Ref #: PA.1323897
Date: 11/12/1974

Carry On stars Sid James and Barbara Windsor welcome guests to a party for ITV's Christmas performers at the New London Theatre Ref #: PA.729930  Date: 12/12/1973

Carry On stars Sid James and Barbara Windsor welcome guests to a party for ITV’s Christmas performers at the New London Theatre
Ref #: PA.729930
Date: 12/12/1973