The Santa of Shopping is a 2015 American Drama film written and directed by Steven Soderbergh starring Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, Thomas Sangster, Elijah Wood, Irrfan Khan and Idris Elba.

The film was released theatrically on December 25th, 2015.

The film is currently been annaled into the Greatest Films of All Times by the American Film Institute for its realism, broken character and scenary, being acclaimed almost unniversally. 

Actor Ian McKellen received an Oscar for Best Actor: Ian's performance met critical acclaim and it's compared to performance of great actors in movies.

The film was also awarded with best score, by John Debney.

The film is distributed by Universal Pictures in collaboration with Touchstone Pictures.


  • Ian McKellen as Edgar Holmes
  • Thomas Sangster as Edgar Holmes, Jr.
  • Stanley Tucci as Hibbert Simpson
  • Demi Moore as Hilda Holmes
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Ian Holmes
  • Irrfan Khan as Sanjay Sharmma
  • Elijah Wood as Ben Turner
  • Idris Elba as Detective Arnold Gordon
  • Marc Joseph as Detective Gregory Davis
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