What Does Santa Do in the Off Season?

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

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/.

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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