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A Present for Santa Claus

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Two adorable kids are about to fall asleep on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, they get some bad news from their mother: “Santa” has hit a bit of a rough patch this year, and they should temper their gift expectations accordingly. Think “hotel soaps” and “a fistful of jelly packets from Hardee’s.”

Does this have anything to do with the fact that Daddy’s been getting out of bed around 11AM these days, unshaven and mumbling about how he’s gonna “show them all” as soon as the dog track lifts his lifetime ban? Who’s to say!

The kids surprisingly take this in stride, probably because they know if they throw a fit it’s going to wake Daddy, and he’s been in such a bad mood ever since he stopped going into the office after that nice policeman brought him home that one day. They decide to turn the tables and give Santa a present this year. The viewer is left to wonder which will be worse: Santa’s crumpled, half-scratched lotto tickets, or their handmade “coupon book” you can redeem for things kids should be doing anyway like cleaning their room or eating their vegetables.

Do they end up learning the true meaning of Christmas? Does Santa’s luck take a turn for the better? Is a puppy humiliated? Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for A Present for Santa Claus and find out!

Written by: Mike Nelson & Zach Shatzer

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Average: 9.3 (32 votes)

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Release date

December 11, 2023


8 minutes
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