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Friday August 14, 2015
It's Christmas in August as we wrap up the week with a Quote/Picture/Video dedicated to ol' St. Nick.
Everyone thinks of God as a man - you can't help it - Santa Claus was a man, therefore God has to be a man.
Half the quotes I found during my Google sear-...uh, I mean, my in depth research for this article, were snarky quotes comparing believing in Santa Claus to believing in God. And they're all about as banal and ordinary as this non-point from Smith. Even children understand that there's a serious difference between the concept of God and that of Santa Claus (“serious” being the key word). If you're an adult and you can't figure it out...God bless you, man.
Foley is Santa (see what I did there?)
Plus it's got Mick Foley, the big teddy bear of a man who made his mark wrestling amidst barbed wire and firecrackers. There's so much room for depth of analysis there.
Stella kills it
For me they don't get any better than the short scenes they released online in the late '90s and early '00s. Their humor is clever, weird without being contrived or forced, and absurd while also making sense.
They aren't for the faint of heart, though, as Searching for Santa proves. There's a Jewish slur in the first two minutes, Santa (played by Zach Galifianakis) and Mrs. Claus have sex, and the final scene is so dirty and ridiculous that it has to be seen to be believed. This is probably my favorite Stella short.
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He was also Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.