is a 2005 horror
that stars Bill Goldberg
as Santa Claus
. The movie was written and directed by David Steiman, a former assistant to Brett Ratner
Religious themes and symbols and Trivia
- Santa is supposedly born of an immaculate conception from Satan and "the virgin Erica," referring to it as the second of only two immaculate conceptions, the first being the birth of Jesus Christ to the Virgin Mary. (This is actually an incorrect term, as "immaculate conception" refers to Mary's conception without sin in the womb; the correct term is virgin birth.)
- Bill Goldberg is Jewish, as is Saul Rubinek. Saul's character, Mr. Green, is a Jewish deli shop owner.
- The opening scene has Santa (Goldberg) slaughtering a family over their Christmas dinner. It is an ironic scene, as the major recognizable actors cameoing in the scene (Goldberg, James Caan, Fran Drescher, Chris Kattan) are all Jewish (and thus not Christian) in real life. The only "famous face" in the scene not ethnically Jewish is Rebecca Gayheart, and the other two actresses were not famous at the time the movie was released. It is arguable whether Gayheart was as "famous" as the other "famous faces" who cameoed in that scene.
- A menorah is seen in the deli shop, and is used by Santa to murder Mr. Green.
- Dave Thomas is a minister at a chapel. He spends the offering money on strippers at a strip club.
- The origin of day of Christmas is fabricated in this movie to be a day of sanctuary from Santa. The Christians would stay in the church on the one day Santa was allowed on earth, December 25th, and would have a 'mass of Christ' to have God protect them.
- "Santa" is an anagram of "Satan".
- There is a censored version of the movie that sometimes airs on Spike TV.
- After the credits roll, Goldberg (in the character of Santa) asks the saying that he was known to say during his run in WCW: "Who's next?".