So in my free time I was looking up Christmas related movie, one of which is Miracle on 34th Street my favorite, and I notieced that Edmund Gwenn is credited as Kris Kringle . No problem there. But later when I looked Kris Kringle to see other related Christmas movies I came across another character page labeled Santa Claus . My first thought was someone just created an extra file, but I wanted to know what the community thought. Is there a difference between the two and which is your preference?