Our Favorite Black Santas in History

Best Black Santas

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Best Black Santas

At the time this photo was shot, Sherman Hemsley was best known as George Jefferson on The Jeffersons, but he later went on to play Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC series Amen, and B.P. Richfield on the ABC series Dinosaurs.

Best Black Santas

This is Oprah Winfrey. Perhaps you’ve heard of her. And, let’s face it — Oprah’s probably given out more to people she doesn’t know than Santa himself. So even though it’s not a total legit Santa outfit, it counts in our book.

But here are some more iconic men in the role…