Last Christmas I gave a couple of handy suggestions regarding entertainment over the festive period. This year I've been amused to discover how many homicidal Santas* have appeared in horror films. Forget Halloween, Christmas is the new fear.
*Can I say Santas? What is the plural of Santa? Santi? And what is a group of Santas called? A coop? A duffel? A mucous? So many questions.
Anyway, here are a few examples:
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984).
The Sequel, Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2.
It goes on in this vein until the fifth film, in which robot Santa tries to become a real boy while designing kill toys. Or something.
A little review of Evil Christmas.
Then we have Santa's Slay (2005). Sort of a horror/comedy.
OK, this isn't technically a Santa movie. But a genetically engineered snow man with a thirst for blood is worth mentioning.
What about the Gingerdead Man? Not very Christmassy. But the horrid special effects and enthusiastic voice-over are worth some bonus points. "A new kind of cookie."
Sorry, I'm getting distracted. Back to Father Christmas.
It isn't always about killer Santas... sometimes it's Santa killers!
If, for whatever reason, you don't feel like watching horror films on Christmas, Santa with Muscles (1996) is a good alternative.
David Hasselhoff needs to do one of these.