Santa Squads

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In the 2021 Christmas Special, Save Santa Squad, Matt, Chris and perennial holiday guest Matt Fraction picked a team of 8 holiday characters to rescue Santa Claus from a kidnapping. The first seven roles are based on the Justice League, while the final Flex category comes from the James Bonding Podcast's Bond draft. Repeating the gimmick form 2020, they did so via a snake draft. Wilson went first, then Sims, then Fraction, continuing boustrophedonically. Here are their choices, in the order they picked them:

Matt Wilson's Picks

Round Role Character
1 Heart Linus from A Charlie Brown Christmas
2 Leader Jingle Belle by Paul Dini
3 Speedster Hardrock from Hardrock, Coco and Joe
4 Muscle The Yule Cat
5 Technician Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas
6 Wildcard Ho Ho the Elf, as portrayed by Lauren Lapkus
7 Strategist Kevin McAllister (adult form)
8 Flex Mariah Carey

Chris Sims's Picks

Round Role Character
1 Leader Scrooge McDuck
2 Strategist Holly Gennaro McClane
3 Heart Emmet Otter on Washtub Bass
4 Technician Virgie Hanlon from Yes, Virginia, There is a SANTRON
5 Muscle The Christmas Creature, portrayed by Glenn "Kane" Jacobs
6 Speedster Kaito from Sweet Rein
7 Wildcard Mark as portrayed by Andrew Lincoln in Love Actually
8 Flex Samus Aran

Matt Fraction's Picks

Round Role Character
1 Heart Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love
2 Speedster John Blakely and Robert John playing guitar on Donner and Blitzen from Rob Halford's Christmas album Celestial
3 Strategist Backdoor Santa from the Clarence Carter song
4 Wildcard Three Icelandic Yule Lads :Sausage Swiper, Doorway Sniffer and Window Peeper
5 Muscle Lt. Fuller portrayed by John Saxon in Black Christmas
6 Leader Mrs. Claus portrayed by Shirley Booth in The Year Without a Santa Claus
7 Technician The Old Man Parker when he fixes the boiler in A Christmas Story
8 Flex James Bond portrayed by George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service