For those of you suffering from a surfeit of carols in the mall, Santa selling things to small children, and perhaps a touch too much Christmas cheer, here’s a refreshing antidote from 39 Degrees North, a motion design studio located in Beijing. It is based on a Neil Gaiman poem that gives a darker version of Santa’s annual expedition.
Warning: Do not watch this if you wish to maintain the image of St. Nick as a jolly old elf. Above all, do not show this to small children.
Have a Merry Christmas, or whatever celebration you prefer to mark the beginning of longer days in the northern hemisphere.