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Santa Claus

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Image credit: Santa Claus: R.W. Jones/Corbis

Why Santa Claus made our list of powerful characters

Surprised? Consider the $139 million gross of 2002's ''The Santa Clause 2,'' or the $173 million success of last yuletide's ''Elf'' -- just two of a host of movies inspired by the man behind our year-end shopping spree. This list's lone free agent (his sleigh won't be drawn by any one company!), St. Nick enjoys a Q rating of 61 -- highest among characters.

Originally posted May 26, 2004
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