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13th Dec '17 7:15:02 PM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/ECComics' ''The Vault of Horror'' did a story called "...And All Through the House..." about a woman who kills her husband on Christmas Eve, only to be stalked by a SerialKiller roaming the countryside dressed as Santa Claus.

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* Creator/ECComics' ''The Vault of Horror'' did a story called "...And All Through the House..." about a woman who kills her husband on Christmas Eve, only to be stalked by a SerialKiller homicidal maniac who's escaped from an asylum and is roaming the countryside dressed as Santa Claus.
13th Dec '17 7:12:19 PM Mdumas43073
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13th Dec '17 7:12:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/ECComics' ''The Vault of Horror'' did a story called "...And All Through the House..." about a woman who kills her husband on Christmas Eve, only to be stalked by a SerialKiller roaming the countryside dressed as Santa Claus.
13th Dec '17 4:49:47 AM CaptainTedium
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An extreme form of ParanoiaFuel, given the disturbing nature of a killer or monster masquerading as a figure trusted and admired by children. Named after [[Film/BadSanta the movie of the same name]]. If it's the real deal, it's a case of AdaptationalVillainy. If not, it usually ends up fighting the real deal, BadassSanta! For Santas who are more "incompetent" than "evil", see TheAntiGrinch.

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An extreme form of ParanoiaFuel, given the disturbing nature of a killer or monster masquerading as a figure trusted and admired by children. Named after [[Film/BadSanta the movie of the same name]]. If it's the real deal, it's a case of AdaptationalVillainy. If not, it usually ends up fighting the real deal, BadassSanta! For Santas who are more "incompetent" than "evil", see TheAntiGrinch.
BadassSanta!
2nd Dec '17 2:53:00 AM WillBGood
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* Besides [[ComicStrip/TheBoondocks Huey Freeman]]'s conspiracy theories relating Santa Clause to Satan and belief that modern Christmas is a disgrace, his brother has a feud going with Santa Claus and at one point receives a letter from threatening to shoot up their street during a flyby.

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* Besides [[ComicStrip/TheBoondocks Huey Freeman]]'s conspiracy theories relating Santa Clause Claus to Satan and belief that modern Christmas is a disgrace, his brother has a feud going with Santa Claus and at one point receives a letter from threatening to shoot up their street during a flyby.



* Creator/DataEastPinball's ''Pinball/TalesFromTheCrypt'' depicts a lecherous man in a Santa suit licking a woman's cheek.

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* Creator/DataEastPinball's ''Pinball/TalesFromTheCrypt'' depicts a lecherous man in a Santa suit licking a woman's cheek.cheek, no doubt referring to the "... And All Through the House!" episode mentioned in Live-Action TV above.
2nd Dec '17 2:49:56 AM WillBGood
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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "[[Recap/MonkS6E10MrMonkAndTheManWhoShotSantaClaus Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa," Monk shoots a man dressed as Santa Claus -- he claims self-defense, but he becomes a public pariah. As it turns out, [[spoiler:the man in the Santa suit was acting as a diversion for a diamond heist]]. At the end of the episode, Monk refers to him several times as a "bad Santa."

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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "[[Recap/MonkS6E10MrMonkAndTheManWhoShotSantaClaus Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa," Santa,]]" Monk shoots a man dressed as Santa Claus -- he claims self-defense, but he becomes a public pariah. As it turns out, [[spoiler:the man in the Santa suit was acting as a diversion for a diamond heist]]. At the end of the episode, Monk refers to him several times as a "bad Santa."
2nd Dec '17 2:45:55 AM WillBGood
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* Creator/GahanWilson liked using Santa as subject matter, as in this creepy Magazine/NationalLampoon [[http://lampoon.rwinters.com/NL093-Dec1977.jpg cover]].

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* Creator/GahanWilson liked using Santa as subject matter, as in this creepy Magazine/NationalLampoon Franchise/NationalLampoon [[http://lampoon.rwinters.com/NL093-Dec1977.jpg cover]].
29th Nov '17 7:08:47 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/CharlesStross's [[Literature/TheLaundrySeries Laundry]] short story [[http://www.tor.com/2009/12/22/overtime/ "Overtime"]] turns Santa into an EldritchAbomination, nicknamed by the snarky protagonist as "The Filler of Stockings, the Bringer of Gifts." The reason why a Cthuloid nasty is serving as Santa? [[spoiler:The stars are starting to come right, which means people can reach out to the Great Old Ones by belief alone. And a billion children across the world will go to bed believing Santa will come down the chimney... and ''something else'' answers.]]

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* Creator/CharlesStross's [[Literature/TheLaundrySeries Laundry]] ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' short story [[http://www.tor.com/2009/12/22/overtime/ "Overtime"]] turns Santa into an EldritchAbomination, nicknamed by the snarky protagonist as "The Filler of Stockings, the Bringer of Gifts." The reason why a Cthuloid nasty is serving as Santa? [[spoiler:The stars are starting to come right, which means people can reach out to the Great Old Ones by belief alone. And a billion children across the world will go to bed believing Santa will come down the chimney... and ''something else'' answers.]]
24th Nov '17 5:06:00 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Lobo's Paramilitary Christmas Special'' featured Lobo being hired by the Easter Bunny to whack Santa Claus, and a BadassSanta getting into a machete fight with the alien bounty hunter. Santa is also portrayed as a merciless taskmaster who has a monstrous gorilla named Kong as a pet. (The canon of this story is questionable and has never been fully addressed, seeing as Santa isn't depicted this way in DC Comic stories that happened before or since; Lobo has spoken about it, but he can be an UnreliableNarrator at times.)

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* ''Lobo's ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}'s Paramilitary Christmas Special'' featured Lobo being hired by the Easter Bunny to whack Santa Claus, and a BadassSanta getting into a machete fight with the alien bounty hunter. Santa is also portrayed as a merciless taskmaster who has a monstrous gorilla named Kong as a pet. (The canon of this story is questionable and has never been fully addressed, seeing as Santa isn't depicted this way in DC Comic stories that happened before or since; Lobo has spoken about it, but he can be an UnreliableNarrator at times.)
23rd Nov '17 4:54:16 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had a Christmas special where Dr. Robotnik tried to take over the holiday as Robotnikclaus and force everyone to give ''him'' presents.
* One VillainOfTheWeek in ''WesternAnimation/AxeCop'':
-->'''Axe Cop:''' Why are you going to heaven?\\
'''Bad Santa:''' To kill {{God}} and become UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, obviously.
* The ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' episode "Christmas Con Carne" had Hector Con Carne attempt to take over Santa's body so he could give the children of the world toys with mind control devices inside them.
* Creator/BillPlympton did a short called ''Santa: The Fascist Years''. Exactly what is sounds like, complete with Santa making deals with Hitler.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', while the main version of Santa is nice, two others not so much:
** In one of the {{pilot}} ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' shorts, Santa was depicted as an AffablyEvil slave driver.
** In ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Santa apparently has [[spoiler:put Timmy on the naughty list for being too generous with people through his fairies, thus giving Santa nothing to do]]. Maybe not a bad Santa, per se, but a BrokenAesop Santa possibly.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had a Christmas special where Dr. Robotnik tried to take over the holiday as Robotnikclaus and force everyone to give ''him'' presents.
* One VillainOfTheWeek in ''WesternAnimation/AxeCop'':
-->'''Axe Cop:''' Why are you going to heaven?\\
'''Bad Santa:''' To kill {{God}} and become UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, obviously.
* The ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' episode "Christmas Con Carne" had Hector Con Carne attempt to take over Santa's body so he could give the children of the world toys with mind control devices inside them.
* Creator/BillPlympton did a short called ''Santa: The Fascist Years''. Exactly what is sounds like, complete with Santa making deals with Hitler.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', while the main version of Santa is nice, two others not so much:
** In one of the {{pilot}} ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' shorts, Santa was depicted as an AffablyEvil slave driver.
** In ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Santa apparently has [[spoiler:put Timmy on the naughty list for being too generous with people through his fairies, thus giving Santa nothing to do]]. Maybe not a bad Santa, per se, but a BrokenAesop Santa possibly.


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* One of the ''Super Santa'' shorts on ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' gave Santa Claus a rival known as South Pole Joe, though he was a Bad Santa mainly due to incompetence rather than malevolence.
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