1994’s comedy family film The Santa Clause has, for many, become a staple of the holiday season. The story of a man who has to take on the role of Kris Kringle to spread joy and love after accidentally killing the real Claus has become a yearly tradition film, placing itself alongside such films as White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, and the like.
But what if the story that so many people hold so near and dear to their hearts has a far more sinister story behind it? That’s the premise behind YouTuber Aceinyourface and the trailer he created which posits the film as a horror/thriller.
Having never seen the original, I don’t know how effective this one is but I will say that I think the video was done very well. It certainly gives a very different feel than the original trailers, which I remember seeing as a young boy.