The decorations are up, Christmas is coming and so is the man known as St. Nick, Santa Claus or Father Christmas, depending on where you live according to Google Earth.
For years, Santa has always been synonymous with this jolly white-bearded old man decked in a red and white suit (thank you, Coca-Cola) who makes his rounds Chrismas Eve delivering gifts to good children by magically going down chimneys and sneaking away with the cookies and milk left for him by kids waiting bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for his visit.
But this being SYFY WIRE, we’ve decided to bring you a list of very, very bad evil Santas that have found themselves on the real St. Nick's naughty list. Ho ho ho.
Starting at number ten is the one we call the Reverse-Flash equivalent of Santa Claus, the Krampus. Then we have the Evil Santas from Silent Night, Deadly Night 2. And then there's Harry from Christmas Evil, who saw mom getting it on with Santa (who was really his dad) and went on to become a serial killer. Dude definitely needs LOTS of therapy.
In seventh place we have the killer robot Santas from various Doctor Who episodes, followed by The Grinch who, you guessed it, stole Christmas. Santa Zim, from the Invader ZIM episode "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever," made the list at number five.
Standing in fourth place is Santa Claus from American Dad who got shot and killed by Steve Smith, came back to life, and became "a real d**k about it." Then we have Bizarro Santa from Space Ghost Coast to Coast, the Frost Gigas from the Super Nintendo Classic game Secret of Mana ... and taking the coveted number one spot is Futurama's Robot Santa.
As always, there's much more to learn via our video above, so dive in and let us know which Bad Santa you think should have made our top ten list.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.