Episode 22. You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Comes to Town in Saint (2010) and Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

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Andrea and Alex get in the holiday spirit by exploring the myths, legends and traditions that surround one of the most beloved and iconic figures in North America, Santa Claus. In both Saint and Rare Exports, our notions of Santa are turned on their heads but we might still discover the true meaning of Christmas.

REQUIRED READING

Saint. Dir Dick Maas. 2010.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. Dir Jalmari Helander. 2010.

EXTRA CREDIT

Rare Export Inc. and Rare Exports Safety Instructions. The short films that started it all.

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One thought on “Episode 22. You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Comes to Town in Saint (2010) and Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

  1. Jess says:

    Thank you for introducing me to both of these movies, particularly ‘Rare Exports.’ I think ‘fairy-tale horror’ might be my favorite sub-genre, but actually now that I’m considering it, fairy tales are essentially horror stories in their own right, with all the monsters, body horror, etc., and horror movies often have fairy tale elements. I thought the drawings in the books on Krampus in Rare Exports were a particularly nice touch, and it makes me want to see if they’re from real books. Anyway happy holidays!

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