​11 Insane Things You Didn't Know About Santa Claus

Santa Claus might be a right jolly old elf, but he's a jolly old elf with a bizarre past. St. Nicholas. Sinterklaas. Odin. Santa Claus has used all of these pseudonyms at one point or another, and committed acts so bizarre that the fact Santa has an army of indentured elf servants making all his toys seem normal by… » 12/17/13 10:30am 12/17/13 10:30am

Watch the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus go to war in the Rise of the…

Alec Baldwin plays a tattooed Santa Claus, who must team up with other bad ass "guardians" of the world (including Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny) to fight the fear that's destroying the children of the world. It's the trailer for the epically ridiculous Rise of the Guardians CG animated movie. But it's kind of all… » 3/28/12 2:28pm 3/28/12 2:28pm

Neil Gaiman's morbid 1989 Christmas card gets transformed into a pop-up …

IN 1989, Neil Gaiman and Sandman artist David McKean collaborated on a 100-word Christmas card story titled "Nicholas Was." Since then, this story has been transformed into a short animated feature and this hyper-detailed pop-up book by Vimeo crafter Nomsa. Here's the full text of the story: » 12/24/11 1:00pm 12/24/11 1:00pm

10 More Deranged Depictions of Santa Claus

We've seen plenty of proper screwball depictions of Kris Kringle previously, but history is ripe with examples of magical pensioners who trespass down strangers' flues. Here are 10 of the more egregious examples to throw on this Yuletide bonfire of weirdness. » 11/30/11 10:50am 11/30/11 10:50am

James McAvoy explains why we all have secret Daddy issues with Santa…

Santa Claus. He's rather like the parent we eventually shipped off the the old folks' home after we became tired of all the loud and annoying antics. But that's not how it should be! Discovering the flaws of your loved ones should bring you together, not tear you apart — at least that's the message of Aardman… » 11/21/11 5:08pm 11/21/11 5:08pm

5 clips from Arthur Christmas will awaken your cold, black heart

Believe it or not, the latest addition to the Christmas movie genre, Arthur Christmas, is kind of fun. When we caught a sneak peek, we were impressed with how this Aardman Animations film plays with the mythology of Santa Claus, and turned the reign of Claus into into a bit of a monarchy. » 11/08/11 10:40am 11/08/11 10:40am

Werner Herzog turns "Twas The Night Before Christmas" into a tale of…

What would happen if the famously grizzled German director Werner Herzog was allowed to reinterpret the legend of Santa Claus? You would get a consciousness-shattering tale of an omniscient dwarf who judges us from afar, tabulating our sins. » 12/20/10 8:30am 12/20/10 8:30am