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You get Santa. You get Charles Durning (whose December 24th death was reported earlier today) as Santa. And that salute? Durning was not only a fine, fine character actor who could make even mediocre roles in mediocre movies sparkle, he was a survivor of both D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge during WWII.
Thank you, sir, for your service not only to art and entertainment, but your service to your country. I salute you.
A video of Durning speaking about his D-Day experiences can be seen here.