He's lonely, he's maybe a little insecure about his waistline. But that doesn't mean the droll basketball legend doesn't have holiday cheer. Watch Charles Barkley as he celebrates Christmas, Rupert Pupkin-style, with some of his favorite NBA frenemies.
And whatever you do, don't call him Santa.
Kera Bolonik, a writer, critic, and editor, is the executive editor of DAME Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Glamour, New York magazine, Salon, Slate, and the New York Times Book Review, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.