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* AlasPoorVillain: Near the end Thomas tearfully asks Santa why he's doing all this. The Santa appears sad and confused, as if even he doesn't know.

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* ChildProdigy: Thomas has built most of the traps and surveillance devices of his house by himself.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Thomas and his grandfather are alive but Thomas’ dog has been killed and Thomas is clearly traumatized.]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: Up until the end [[spoiler:when Thomas’ nearly blind grandfather finishes off the already weakened Santa with a gun]] Thomas has to completely fend for himself against the intruder.


* ImplacableMan: The Santa is unstoppable in his pursuit of Thomas and his grandfather even after being burned and shot at it with various projectiles and explosives.

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* EvilIsPetty: The main reason why the Santa pursues Thomas is because Thomas’ mother fired him from his job as a Mall Santa (after striking a child).
* ImplacableMan: The Santa is unstoppable in his pursuit of Thomas and his grandfather even after being burned and shot at it with various projectiles and explosives.


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* BerserkButton: The Santa is very kind (if not a bit creepy) to a little girl on his lap at the mall until se tells him she doesn't like his face and calls him a fake.

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* BerserkButton: The Santa is very kind (if not a bit creepy) to a little girl on his lap at the mall until se she tells him she doesn't like his face and calls him a fake.fake. Then he slaps her.


* TheUnreveal: Who the Santa is or where he comes from is never revealed. (The back of the recent Blu-ray release says he has escaped from an insane asylum but this is never confirmed in the film.)

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* PsychopathicManchild: The Santa at various points acts like he is just playing a game with Thomas; at one point when he captures Thomas he decides to let him go to play 'hide and seek'.
* TheUnreveal: Who the Santa is or where he comes from is never revealed. (The back of the recent Blu-ray release says he has escaped from an insane asylum but this is never confirmed stated in the film.)

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* BigFancyHouse: Thomas and his family live in a large hi-tech mansion that is easy to get lost in.

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* KickTheDog: The first thing the Santa does after climbing down the chimney is kill Thomas' dog.



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Also known as ''Deadly Games''.



* BadSanta: A deranged killer dressed Santa stalks Thomas and his grandfather.

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* BadSanta: A deranged killer dressed as Santa stalks Thomas and his grandfather.grandfather.
* BerserkButton: The Santa is very kind (if not a bit creepy) to a little girl on his lap at the mall until se tells him she doesn't like his face and calls him a fake.



* TheUnreveal: Who the Santa is or where he comes from is never revealed. (The back of the recent Blu-ray release says he has escaped from an insane asylum but this is never confirmed in the film.)

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* ImplacableMan: The Santa is unstoppable in his pursuit of Thomas and his grandfather even after being burned and shot at it with various projectiles and explosives.
* MallSanta: The Santa is this before being fired after slapping a child.
* TheUnreveal: Who the Santa is or where he comes from is never revealed. (The back of the recent Blu-ray release says he has escaped from an insane asylum but this is never confirmed in the film.))
* WouldHarmAChild: The Santa stalks and tries to kill an eleven year old boy throughout the film.


* BadSanta: A deranged killer dressed Santa stalks Thomas and his grandfather.

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* BadSanta: A deranged killer dressed Santa stalks Thomas and his grandfather.grandfather.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Thomas still believes in Santa when his friends have stopped.
* TheUnreveal: Who the Santa is or where he comes from is never revealed. (The back of the recent Blu-ray release says he has escaped from an insane asylum but this is never confirmed in the film.)


[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1sa.jpg]] '''''Dial Code Santa Claus''''' (''3615 code Père Noël'') is a 1989 French horror-thriller film written and directed by René Manzor.

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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1sa.jpg]] '''''Dial Code Santa Claus''''' (''3615 code Père Noël'') is a 1989 French horror-thriller film written and directed by René Manzor.Manzor.

Thomas, a resourceful child, is left alone with his fragile grandfather on Christmas Eve. When a killer dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their home, Thomas does whatever it takes to defend his home and grandfather.


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!! ''Dial Code Santa'' contains examples of:

* BadSanta: A deranged killer dressed Santa stalks Thomas and his grandfather.


[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1sa.jpg]] ''''''Dial Code Santa Claus''''' (''3615 code Père Noël'') is a 1989 French horror-thriller film written and directed by René Manzor.

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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1sa.jpg]] ''''''Dial '''''Dial Code Santa Claus''''' (''3615 code Père Noël'') is a 1989 French horror-thriller film written and directed by René Manzor.

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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1sa.jpg]] ''''''Dial Code Santa Claus''''' (''3615 code Père Noël'') is a 1989 French horror-thriller film written and directed by René Manzor.

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