October 13, 2009

Santa vs. Satan


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While most commercial adaptations of the Santa Claus legend add a distinctive twist to the traditional story this film is unique in its depiction of an extraterrestrial Santa doing battle with a demon sent to Earth by Lucifer to ruin Christmas—by killing Santa and "making all the children of the Earth do evil."

Mexican Lobby Card
1959
from ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive

9 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

This might be my favorite picture yet. I am totally serious.

downtown guy said...

The drawings down the side are my favorite part.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I'm on Satan's side! I hate the X-mas. This year, it's me, the cats, and a case of Boone's Farm Strawberry.

downtown guy said...

Come to Florida and hate Xmas with mama.

Steph(anie) said...

This makes me want to watch Nightmare Before Christmas.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

It's quite tempting.

May said...

I looked carefully at the drawings on the side and yeah, they're pretty great. There's a wizard and a blacksmith and the devil giving a girl a doll.... I really want to see this movie.
And SB SHOULD come down for Christmas! But I know she'd miss her family too much. So maybe New Years.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

May,
You guys are my family, too. I just am too goddamn broke to go anywhere until the divorce settlement. Not sure when that will happen. I need to pay some damn charge debt (from the move) down before I go anywhere.

Love, SB.

downtown guy said...

May: I think the blacksmith might be Santa.