What Does Santa Do in the Off Season?

A short animation about how the North Pole crew spends their down time

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What does a global celebrity like Saint Nick do to unwind after the annual marathon of Christmas holiday madness? Hint: it just might involve a series of elaborate costumes to mask his identity. This short-and-sweet animation from the creative duo Jens & Anna (Jens Blank and Anna Benner) imagines how the whole cast of Christmas characters might be blowing off steam and recuperating.  

For more work by Jens & Anna, visit http://animateme.me.uk/blog/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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