I've never seen Manos: Hands of Fate, but it can't be anywhere worse than this piece of trash. The Santa Claus bits in the film are just pure laziness. Barry Mahon's "Thumbelina" segment is just a snore-fest. It's obvious that the Santa bits were added onto Mahon's "Thumbelina" in order to pad the film out. And boy, did they pad it! The two stories are very poorly tied together. Though I have heard that some versions of SATICB actually featured Barry Mahon's "Jack and Beanstalk" in place of "Thumbelina". I just can't think of anything nice to say about this movie. Any thoughts? Any particular scenes that you just love to hate? For me, the whole concept of Santa not being able to leave because his sleigh is caught in an inch of sand is dumb enough. Why doesn't Santa oh I don't know, go to town for some help? Why does he thinks that using other animals (including a clearly unhappy wild pig) to pull the sleigh will work? Where are the kids getting these animals? Why is the guy in the gorilla suit the first to try? Shouldn't that be the punchline? And I love how poorly they tried to throw a message into the story. "Remember children, you've got to have faith!". All of this leads to one answer: laziness. Clearly nobody working on this film gave a darn.