Holiday Hall of Fame: Musicians Dressed as Santa Claus


There’s no one less rock ‘n roll than Santa Claus — or so it would seem. And yet, everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Type O Negative has put out Christmas music. Holiday concerts are also pretty popular. All of which means it isn’t terribly surprising to learn how many musicians have found themselves dressed as jolly, old St. Nick. After the jump, we’ve dug up a slew of photos featuring Nirvana, Cyndi Lauper, Marilyn Manson, and many more — including music’s most conspicuous Jew — as Santa.

Twisted Sister


Pregnant Mariah Carey

Marilyn Manson

Katy Perry

Cyndi Lauper

Kanye West

Faith Hill

Bob Dylan

Jessica Simpson




Christina Aguilera

Frank Zappa

Destiny’s Child


James Brown

Lee “Scratch” Perry

The Supremes