Episode 10

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Merry Christmas from Finland! Chris shares this wonderful little gem from the great north and the land of Soviet crushers. Rare Exports is clearly a labor of love, and it became Finland's first breakthrough film export, ironically. It started as two very gonzo film shorts made in the early to mid-2000s and culminated in one of the most bizarre and enjoyable holiday films of the 21st century. Santa is a massive monster, and his elves are Crazies. It's fun, weird, perfectly paced, and full of holiday terror. Highly recommended.

Join us as we trace the life of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale from conception (admen got bored) to production (filmed on location in Santa's backyard) to release (International cult hit) and reception (aged very well, new holiday classic).