The Best Celebrity Santas on Magazine Covers

One of our favorite holiday pastimes is looking at Xmas magazine covers. This year we’ve collected a dozen magazine covers featuring celebrities dressed in Santa Claus hats (and costumes). Check out this gallery of fine Yule tidings, featuring Snoop Dogg, Burt Reynolds, Bella Abzug, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, and of course, Sonny Liston (plus a special appearance by Karl Marx)!

(Above): Playgirl, December 1974. On the cover: Burt Reynolds. Thanks Boom Underground for the image

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Rolling Stone, December 12, 2006. On the cover: Snoop Dogg

03 Esquire Bill Murray 1998_12

Esquire, December 1998. On the cover: Bill Murray

04 Jet December 1976

Jet, December 30, 1976. On the cover: Marvin Gaye

05 Ms 1975 December

Ms., December 1975. On the cover: Bella Abzug

06 Men's Journal copy

Men’s Journal, December 2009-January 2010. On the cover: Alec Baldwin

07 Elvis Japan

Record Collectors’ Magazine, December 1986. On the cover: Elvis Presley

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Esquire, December 1963. On the cover: Sonny Liston, art director: George Lois. Thanks Boom Underground for the image

09 Sports Illustrated 122997 george lange

Sports Illustrated, December 29, 1997. On the cover: Evander Holyfield, photograph: George Lange, art director: Steven Hoffman

10 Jet James Brown

Jet, December 26, 1968. On the cover: James Brown

11 Esquire December 1974

Esquire, December 1974. On the cover: Rudolf Nureyev

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Seattle Helix, 1969. On the cover: Karl Marx, illustration by Walt Crowley. Thanks Babylon Falling for the image

A version of this post originally appeared on the Society of Publication Designers website.