In an attempt to bring a new look to Santa Claus, actor and comedian Will Ferrell dressed as the gift-giving icon when he stopped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Ferrell, 48, shared on Wednesday night that he wanted Santa Claus to have a new look.
“The Kris Kringle we all grew up with is old and lame,” Ferrell said “Dude looks like someone’s weird grandpa.”
He added that kids today are demanding a “newer, hipper, more bada**” Santa Claus.
“So you’re welcome,” he said.
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Instead of getting a long, white beard, the Get Hard actor donned a blond hairdo that was reminiscent of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” look in 2010. He also had on a Bluetooth headset, which he later used for a long-distance call to the North Pole to check on gift preparations.
In addition, the comedian also wore a red sleeveless muscle top with some white fur trimming. His attire allowed him to flex his triceps while sitting on Fallon’s lap.
Also, instead of the usual red pants, the new Santa Claus wore board shorts with a Hawaiian print design. He had on red shoes and a pair of long socks with red-and-white stripes.
Aside from the physical and wardrobe changes, Will Ferrell also changed his voice so that it would be slightly higher, inflecting a “surfer dude” way of speaking. He brought with him a big camouflage bag, in which he kept his t-shirt gifts.
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As if those changes were not enough, the Daddy’s Home actor also said that, as the new Santa, he has changed the way he gives away presents. Instead of using the old-fashioned reindeer-run sleigh, which is tiresome and slow, he just sends gifts via drones.
He just gets the name and address of the recipient, types it online, and then a droid just drops off the gift.
“Bro, this is 2013. Get with the prog,” he told Fallon. “It’s the year of the drone. As long as we’re in the Drone Zone, that is!”
Will Ferrell also said that he has a unique way of knowing what people want for Christmas. Instead of little kids sitting on his lap, it is the new Santa who sits on everyone’s lap while asking them what they want presents they want.
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“You don’t sit on my lap. I sit on your lap,” he said. The hipper Santa also sat on Fallon’s lap and asked what he wanted.
He also sat on the lap of one of the audience members and asked what he wanted. The young man, who was from Pennsylvania, asked for a brand new car.
Will Ferrell also gave away a few t-shirts to the audience using his not-so-powerful “T-shirt cannon.” The shirts each have his face printed on them, along with the caption “Daddy’s Home,” which is the title of the comedian’s upcoming flick with Mark Wahlberg.
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When asked what he would do on Christmas, the new Santa said he would spend it in Cabo to chill, drink some “margies,” and check out some hotties.
The bada** Santa then asked Jimmy Fallon about a “new” band he had discovered – Smash Mouth, which was actually formed in 1994.
Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell then gave the audience the “greatest gift of people,” the “gift of song.” The two sang a Christmas rendition of the Smash Mouth classic, “All Star.”
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Will Ferrell is an American actor, comedian and producer. He first became popular as a mainstay in the NBC TV show Saturday Night Live. Since the early 2000s, he has been considered one of the “Frat Pack” comedians, which include Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Jack Black, Vince Vaughn, and Luke and Owen Wilson.
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