The modern incarnation of Santa and his reindeer is a sanitized and jovial creation, built upon an older and darker pagan legend. In Finnish, Joulupukki literally translates as ‘Yule Goat’, and then there’s the scary Nuuttipukki, ala Krampus, who travels from house to house in a scary costume demanding food and beer on the 13th of January. It’s all about the goats, the goats, the goats.
( Trivia-the illustrator who created the modern vision of the Claus for Coca-Cola, was the son of Finnish immigrants - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haddon_Sundblom )
So, keeping the darker origins of Santa in mind, you might enjoy “Rare Exports”, a Finnish short on how a genuine Finnish Father Christmas is made since Finland is home to Santa’s Workshop.
Pre-viewing disclaimer: NSFW; Not safe for young children; Not safe, as it is a european flick, for anyone who may be traumatised by the exposed skin of a wrinkly old white guy; Not safe for anyone without a sense of humor. :)
Rare Exports -