‘Pawn Stars’: Watch Chumlee & Rick Harrison Argue Over ‘Who’s the Real Santa’

by Amy Myers

Pawn Stars Chumlee and Rick Harrison are wishing everyone a happy holiday season with a festive face-off.

Earlier today, Chumlee posted a video of himself in a Santa suit and beard while promoting himself for an appearance on the app, Cameo. The app allows paying customers to book celebrities and receive personalized messages from them.

But just as Chumlee tapped into his jolly voice, another red-suited star stepped into the frame.

“You’re not Santa Claus,” Harrison told the fellow Pawn Stars employee.

“Chumlee Claus” insisted that he was the favorite among the two and “the most best person to receive a Cameo from this holiday season.”

Harrison then offered that the two could do one together, but Chumlee only wanted his Pawn Stars boss to be an elf, not a fellow Santa.

‘Pawn Stars’ Sellers Help Celebrate Holiday Season

The latest video from Chumlee Claus and Harrison is not out of the ordinary, considering their usual comical relationship. Just as entertaining are the sellers and items that come into Gold & Silver Pawnshop in the days before Christmas.

Take, for example, when a seller came in with a Santa cutter sleigh. Harrison’s son, Corey, came across the rare object and wanted a second opinion on the piece. Naturally, when Harrison laid eyes on it, he began singing “Jingle Bells.”

According to the Pawn Stars shop owner, back in the 1800s when sleighs were most popular, these vehicles saw just about the worst winter weather. But, in order to make a profit, Harrison had to knock the seller’s price way down. In the end, the seller jingled all the way home with his sleigh in tow.

How the ‘Pawn Stars’ Stole Christmas

Another memorable item that the Pawn Stars got to see was a storyboard for the classic holiday tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, complete with Chuck Jones’ signature. Originally, the children’s story was a collaboration between Dr. Seuss and Jones. While the film is a holiday staple today, it didn’t start out that way.

“This thing barely happened because the networks were afraid of it,” Harrison explained to the seller. “They told Chuck Jones and Dr. Seuss, ‘Find your own sponsors, and maybe we’ll do it.’ But eventually, they found a bank that would sponsor it.”

The storyboard featured a rough sketch of the classic Grinch scowl with a Santa hat on his head. The small piece ended up being worth close to $3,000 and sold for half that amount. Not only did that mean that Harrison now earned himself an essential piece of American holiday history, but it also ensured the seller a bigger Christmas budget for more gifts.