And now from Japan, Velociraptor Santa Claus

Screw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. I've found a new holiday mascot to burn gingerbread effigies before. His name is Raptor Santa Claus, he's from Japan, and he's a damn robot.

I was first introduced to my new Christmas overlord over at Plastic Pals' Japanese holiday robot round-up. He's part of the Kokoro corporation's stable of animatronic dinosaurs. I want him to travel the world on a sleigh made of bones and scream Japanese profanity down the chimneys of houses where bad children dwell. He's my second favorite Christmas figure this side of Krampus.

Here are some other Christmas robots from Japan. This is Keio University's delivery robot, MKR-003 and a spider-like Roboyan climbing droid in Osaka.