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Santa’s Sweatshop

The elves have a slightly different view of Christmas.

So it’s crossed your mind that maybe, just maybe, Christmas has become more about getting gifts than, say, giving them, or that baby in the manger, or the winter solstice. If so, the video above might be just what you’ve been waiting for. Happy holidays!

Not to be a Grinch or anything, but in this uproarious video from BAFTA-winning animation house Blue Zoo, Santa’s elves—the folks carrying Christmas on their wee backs—offer a glimpse at what the KristmasKarnage™ looks like from their overworked, apparently overcaffeinated, point of view. Who needs all this stuff is what they want to know. Sure, Santa gets all the credit, but they do the heavy lifting. No wonder he’s jolly: He’s like a super-charged UPS guy who gets to take all the glory. Ho, ho, ho, indeed.

(If you’re thinking the style looks familiar, it might be because you’ve seen the charming Blue Zoo animation that Disney XD uses. Animation buffs take note: Blue Zoo’s posted a video about how they made “More Stuff.”)