Definitive Proof That Chandler Bing From 'Friends' Is Actually Santa Claus
Like any die-hard Friends fan, I try to incorporate the series into my life as much as possible. In fact, a majority of my conversations with people consist almost entirely of Friends quotes. (Could I BE any cooler?) But during the holiday season, I make a particular point of rewatching some of my favorite Friends Christmas episodes to help kick my festive mood into overdrive. (Works like a charm every time, by the way.) And one of my favorite holiday-themed episodes always falls to "The One with the Holiday Armadillo," where Ross dresses up as — you guessed it — a holiday armadillo in an attempt to teach his son Ben about his Jewish heritage. But I think there's another hidden gem within this episode, namely the fact that Chandler Bing is actually Santa Claus.
Now, before you write this off as some sort of throwaway comment, let me just assure you that I am not crazy (for the most part) and realize that, in this scene, Chandler was just pretending to be Santa in order to make Ben happy. However, after much deliberation, I can't help but wonder if there's more truth to this comparison than meets the eye. I mean, is it so out of the realm of possibility that Chandler could be Jolly Old Saint Nick? When you look at the evidence, I think you'd agree that the proof pretty much speaks for itself. Here are the Friends clues we were missing all along.
1. He Was Always Really Vague About His Job
For the longest time, no one ever really knew what Chandler's career was. In fact, Monica and Rachel even temporarily lost their apartment because they couldn't figure it out. Maybe he's so vague because it's not something he's at liberty to discuss, which pretty much narrows it down to Homeland Security or Santa Claus. Now you tell me which one seems less plausible than the other.
2. He's Already Admitted To Having Magical Capabilities
I see what you did there, Mr. Bing.
3. He Has An Unstoppable Sweet Tooth
Whether it's cheesecake or cookies and milk, this guy can't say "no" to some delicious, sugary treats. And while I didn't mean for him to be wearing red in this image, the fact that he is further proves just how right am I about this.
4. He's The King Of Dad Jokes
So it would make sense for him to be Father Christmas — the ultimate dad.
5. He Hates Thanksgiving
He claims it's the day his parents told him they were getting divorced, but maybe that's just a cover-up. Maybe he doesn't like Thanksgiving because he's biased towards his own holiday. Just saying!
6. He Incorporates Christmas Jargon Into His Everyday Life
I mean, how much clearer does it have to get?
7. Chandler Is Santa
It's been right under our noses this entire time.