You know what I really hate, and this is something completely unrelated to the film but it very heavily affects my opinion of it, when I'm forced to watch a foreign movie with very shitty English dubbing instead of the original language. I get why some of these films are dubbed, some people are very turned off by the act of having to read subtitles. So I get that you want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible, but for those of us who don't really mind, PLEASE give us the language the film was meant to be seen in. A really bad english dub can really affect what you think of the movie, and I absolutely hated it in this movie. It was just really bad, it felt forced, contrived and completely unnatural. That's not to say that I would've liked the film more if I had seen it in German, I'd have hated it a little bit less, but the dubbing makes a bad movie worse. It's hard to gauge a film's potential to be good when all you're listening to is poorly acted, it really is. The idea is cool enough, I suppose, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. The movie does a very poor job at making Saint Niklas into this fearsome and terrifying monster. Use as much gore as you want, it's certainly is a distraction from the film's poor quality, but that does not make an effective villain. And for an 84 minute horror movie, this film is really slow. I don't know, but there's just some scenes that really feel like they were there to pad the running time because they didn't have enough material to make a full movie. The deaths are forgettable and pretty lame at that, the film looks low-budget. I don't typically have a problem with that if the cast is up to snuff, or if the script is clever with some good ideas, but this film has none of that. It's real easy to forgive technical limitations if you have other aspects that make up for it, it's really easy. Look at Extracted, Deadheads, or A Little bit Zombie. Those films looked pretty piss-poor, but they more than made up for it with clever ideas, a great cast and just an effort to try to make the best of what you got, and while they may have been flawed movies, they were entertaining in spite of the issues. Like the underdog you root for, even if you know he's not the best athlete or whatever. I realize it's not fair to compare those movies to this one, but this one really got to me. It just seems like no effort was put into this film, at all. It feels like it was just thrown together to provide an alternative to the typical cheesy Christmas movies you see and to make a quick buck from the very loyal horror audience. And another thing, this film could've used some more humor. Things are taken WAY too seriously in the film. I suspect that the intention was that taking it so serious would add some unintentional comedy to the proceedings, but it didn't work. The film has a fucking killer Santa Claus. I mean, imagine all the shitty jokes you can do with that. Yes, the joke would've been shitty but it would've been charming in a B-movie way, where you laugh at the painfully bad jokes. I don't know, I really hated this movie. I don't even care about seeing the German version anymore, this movie really sucks.