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Hops and BOX Office Flops: ‘SANTA’S SLAY – Grandpa Got Run Over by a Hell Deer’


Santa’s Slay is exactly what the title implies. Santa Claus—played by WCW and WWE’s Bill Goldberg—is big, angry, and not very keen on spreading Christmas cheer. Rather, he opts to spend the holidays igniting “Yuletide fear.”

That’s the movie. Literally, that’s it. Santa Claus is an asshole, who’s hell bent on revenge. Why? Well, he was only nice because he lost in a game of chance to an angel who just happened to be out wondering the frozen tundra.

Dave Thomas and Bill Goldberg in Santa's Slay

I’d go deeper, yet there’s no reason to. This is about Santaberg and is oh so wicked ways. He murders James Caan (no, that’s not a typo) with a turkey leg; set’s the nanny‘s hair aflame with some spiked eggnog; and—amongst many other grisly kills—he electrocutes a man with a stripper pole.

So if you get your jollies watching pro wrestlers in Santa cosplay murder people indiscriminately, then this is the movie for you.

Now, sit back, jackhammer a couple of Celebration Fresh Hop IPAs from Sierra Nevada, and avoid having Christmas dinner with James Caan! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Capt. CashChumpzilla, and Mayor McCheese are wagering our souls on a game of high stakes curling!

This Week’s Segments:

  • Introduction/Plot Breakdown – Bill Goldberg, Christmas time, and a murderous Santa Claus equals gold. (00:00)
  • Lingering Questions – How many beers does it take to survive the pursuit of homicidal Santa? (43:46)
  • The “Hell Deer” Trivia Challenge – Mayor McCheese challenges us to a series of trivia questions. (57:40)
  • Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week, and coming up in “Hops and Holiday Flops,” the legitimate Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life! (1:04:52)

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—if there are any—from this week’s episode!

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Thomas L. Kelly

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