The great thing about mythical beings like Santa Claus is the fact that whoever dons the costume becomes the character, even if they seem too suave or too tough to play Father Christmas.
Mr. San-T-Claus? I pity the fool who ends up on his naughty list!
Santa's spirit can easily merge with the spirit of just about anybody once they're in the costume, combining to form cool Saint Nick hybrids such as the far out Zappa Claus.
The Santa suit can even combine with women, children and animals without missing a wink, resulting in five times as many happy holi-days.
And when the Godfather of Soul gets geared up to play Santa we get an amazing pic and a Funky Christmas album!