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.