Satanic Santa: An apocalyptic Christmas in Rare Exports | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 3, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2042-7891
  • E-ISSN: 2042-7905



Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale deploys a combination of two apparently conflicting narratives: the Christmas and Santa Claus story on the one hand and an apocalyptic story, including the presence of a Satan-like figure, on the other. This results in a film that questions the origins of the Santa Claus story and adds a darker, apocalyptic influence to it.


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Keyword(s): apocalypse; Book of Revelation; folklore; intertextuality; Santa Claus; Satan
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