From the land of the original Father Christmas
November 15, 2007 8:45 PM   Subscribe

Rare Exports, Inc. They deliver the impeccable, well-mannered, and extremely rare original Finnish Father Christmases to nearly 150 countries every Christmas. Exclusively. [YouTube, NSFW.]

Technically this is a double post, and it's old, so I'd certainly understand it being deleted. But the old link doesn't work anymore, it still makes me laugh, and I'm guessing some people haven't seen it, so that's why I posted it.
posted by homunculus (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
And speaking of the original Father Christmas: Modern Christmas traditions are based on ancient mushroom-using shamans.
posted by homunculus at 8:57 PM on November 15, 2007

It's a classic, and timely, and I hadn't seen it in at least 3 years, so I think it's a valid post.
posted by newfers at 9:07 PM on November 15, 2007

posted by humannaire at 9:41 PM on November 15, 2007

heh, I'd never seen it and I get around the odd sector of the web ;-) It is deliciously disturbing and very well done - just the right antidote for some of the saccharine seasonal schlock. Thanks, homunculus.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:24 PM on November 15, 2007

Thanks! I will be sharing this with family this holiday season, doubles that update old links are fine by me. There is a weird Volvo ad that resembles this .
posted by hortense at 11:10 PM on November 15, 2007

posted by FidelDonson at 12:49 AM on November 16, 2007

Lapland, home of Santa Claus (or
Joulupukki, the Yuletide Goat),
corrects our version of Father
Christmas — hardly a Macy's float;
Far from the Pole that lies due north;
Grim, not a tale that's syrupy.
Before he's ready to sally forth,
Nick undergoes aversion therapy.
posted by rob511 at 12:58 AM on November 16, 2007

That was brilliant. I'de never seen it before.
The silly Very Serious Narrator, the Super Duper Trackers, the flawless Production Values.

Totally had me going.

posted by From Bklyn at 4:48 AM on November 16, 2007

This needs to be reposted every year, I imagine.
posted by sebastienbailard at 5:33 AM on November 16, 2007

posted by Roach at 6:23 AM on November 16, 2007

AAAAAAH! I FUCKING KNEW THERE WAS A REASON TO BE AFRAID OF SANTA..... When I was little of course. Now I think I could take him. That is one that has laready had it's spirit broken.
posted by Wonderwoman at 8:52 AM on November 16, 2007 [1 favorite]

I love this video. I send it out to my friends every year. Reposting it yearly cannot possibly be a bad thing.
posted by cmyk at 10:34 AM on November 16, 2007

I would have waited until AFTER Thanksgiving, but it's a great video.
posted by Camel of Space at 11:27 AM on November 16, 2007

But there is no "AFTER Thanksgiving" anymore. Christmas season starts the day after Halloween.

I hate it a little more every year.
posted by homunculus at 11:45 AM on November 16, 2007

True enough.
posted by Camel of Space at 11:07 AM on November 17, 2007

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