Most Epicurean character in a Christmas movie?

  • For the past couple of weeks, I've been snuggling up with my family and watching Christmas movies most evenings. Which made me wonder if anyone has thoughts as to the most memorable Epicurean character in a Christmas movie: "The Dude" of Christmas, if you will.

    My vote is for Kurt Russell's portrayal of Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix. He brings such an unbridled joy to the role, a lack of judgment, an embrace of friendship and, not least, some great music.

    Any other thoughts?

  • Scrooge at the *end* of A Christmas Carol, especially A Muppet Christmas Carol (the BEST adaptation hands-down). Here's an excerpt from Dickens' text:


    He went to church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and fro, and patted children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of houses, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him pleasure. He had never dreamed that any walk—that anything—could give him so much happiness. In the afternoon he turned his steps towards his nephew’s house.