Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.


David Steiman


David Steiman





Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Goldberg ... Santa
Douglas Smith ... Nicolas Yuleson
Emilie de Ravin ... Mary 'Mac' Mackenzie (as Emilie De Ravin)
Robert Culp ... Grandpa
Dave Thomas ... Pastor Timmons
Saul Rubinek ... Mr. Green
Rebecca Gayheart ... Gwen Mason
Chris Kattan ... Jason Mason
Fran Drescher ... Virginia Mason
Alicia Lorén Alicia Lorén ... Beth Mason
Annie Sorell Annie Sorell ... Taylor Mason (as Annie M. Sorell)
Donna Zuk Donna Zuk ... Mrs. Talbot
Scott Francis Gibson Scott Francis Gibson ... S.W.N.D.S.U. Place Kicker
Kevin Gillese ... Disgruntled Youth
Don Bland Don Bland ... Bouncer (as Donald Bland)


Bill Goldberg plays the devil's son who lost a wager with an angel and was forced to spend 1000 years playing Santa, but now the wager of that time has run out, and good old Santa isn't so joyful anymore. He makes up for lost time and starts to kill people. Written by

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Spreading holiday fear this Christmas. See more »


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Santa Claus is venerated as a saint by several Christian denominations as St. Nicholas. Ironically, Bill Goldberg, who portrays Santa, is an observant Jew, even going so far as famously refusing to work on the Jewish High Holidays during his football and wrestling days. See more »


Nicholas Yuleson: You're gonna need to suck it in.
[Nicholas sees that mac is stuck in the window]
Mary "Mac" Mackenzie: You're in the need for some top.
[Nicholas poises his hands above Mac's chest, hesistant on what comes next]
Mary "Mac" Mackenzie: I swear to god Nicholas, am I going to have to make every first move in this relationship?
[Mac places Nicholas's hands on her breasts so he can push her through the window]
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Crazy Credits

Cutting into the end credits are scenes of bloopers. See more »


References The Transformers (1984) See more »


Rock The Xmas Bells
Written by Danny Saber and Kevin Krakower
Performed by Kevi and Danny Saber
Courtesy of Sceptor Music
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Holly Jolly Good Fun!
23 December 2020 | by reddiemurf81See all my reviews

So,, Santa Claus is not the good guy, but rather the son of Satan,, and he lost a bet with an Angel where the terms were he has to be good and spread cheer on Christmas for 1000 yrs?!? And the time span on that bet just ran out?

Just go watch it!!

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Release Date:

25 October 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa's Slay See more »

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Alberta, Canada See more »


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