On Christmas Eve, a mother controls the anxiety of her little daughter Carrie Ann for Santa Claus and puts her to bed. Then she comes to the living room and kills her husband, hitting his head with a fireplace poker, expecting to receive his life insurance and stay with her lover. While she is dumping his body on the yard, the dangerous patient of a mental institution dressed like Santa Claus attacks her but she succeeds to escape and lock the door. However, she is unable to call the police since the body of her husband is in the front yard. Out of the blue, Carrie calls her mother with an unexpected guest.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
This story has previously been adapted in a segment in the 1972 film version of the comic. See more
When the wife takes the keys from her dead husband and makes her way back into the house, there's no snow on the hood of her coat, nor on her shoulders, yet when you see her entering filmed from inside the house, there is quite a lot of snow on the top of her hood and shoulders. See more
[In the closing narration, after the wife screamed at the evil Santa Claus who was holding an axe
Well, how was that for a scream boys and ghouls? Oh, don't worry about little Carrie. This particular Santa preferred older women... in pieces, that is.
Featured in Lethal Weapon 2
The Christmas Song
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Written by Robert Wells
and Mel Tormé
Published by Edwin H. Morris & Co.
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. See more